Re: Streetwalker drugs, robs German tourist (PM Friday, 09 November 2012) – This happened to my husband as well 2 weeks ago. We were out at a club. He didn’t want to return home that night and arrived at 12 noon the next day ashamed this had happened to him. We talked about the night and he doesn’t remember leaving the club so we figure he was drugged there. He awoke in a hotel room in a bed with the covers folded back, in his underwear, his dress shirt had been cut at the buttons to be removed. He was punched in the mouth, we figure, because his lips were sore and a tad bruised.
This hotel was just about half way down Walking Street then down a side road off of Walking Street. He has no idea where he was and no recollection of the whole night. His 100,000 baht gold chain was taken, 10,000 baht cash, cigarettes and iPhone 4. We are in our late 30s from Canada and residing here in Thailand, just glad he was ok but scary stuff man.
I suggested he report it just so it’s acknowledged. We don’t expect the items to be recovered but to prevent this from happening to others. I believe he’s embarrassed about the situation and it scared him. I know this would put the scare into anybody, so he chose not to report it.
So watch your drinks and who you’re drinking with. The whole time in the club he stood at the bar and never left but had turned his head to keep watch for myself while dancing. He was drinking with a bald white man maybe in his late 30’s or early 40’s with an accent of Australia I think. A Thai woman sat on the other side of this man with her back to them. She was with this man when we left the bar. It was weird that this guy he had just met and had a few drinks with had come out frantic like and concerned that everything was alright and why we were leaving. Just odd for a stranger to do this when we only met and had couple drinks, so just be careful.
He also asked the front desk of the hotel who was with him when he come there and they had replied he was alone, but obviously he wasn’t so I am assuming this hotel got a cut, too. My husband also said when he woke it was like the room was staged, nothing had been touched, the covers were folded back, no garbage in the cans, just an untouched room and him.