An Indian tourist complained to police that a transvestite prostitute he hired for two nights stole his expensive watch when he ended their fling.
Srigiri Bhaskar Rao, 52, said the ladyboy hooker he met on Walking Street took his 25,000 baht Tommy Hilfiger timepiece as he showered.
Police easily located Thassanai Hanthong, 23, trawling for more victims on the tourist strip. The transvestite, who goes by the nickname “Aum” said he took the watch after returning to the Indian’s room following their breakup. Rao was in the shower and temptation became too much, the ladyboy confessed.
A Sriracha ex-convict arrested for dealing crystal methamphetamines as part of a Chonburi Prison-based drug network is free again after escaping from Pattaya Police Station.
A teenager slashed with a knife while riding his motorbike claims a youth attacked him simply because he drove by on a motorbike.
The 16-year-old ran into a congee shop on Third Road following the late-night May 14 incident to escape his attackers. He sustained a deep wound to the back and was treated at Banglamung Hospital.
A Soi Buakaow beer bar cashier was arrested on human trafficking charges for allegedly pimping out a 14-year-old girl.
A Russian man was killed when he crashed his large Japanese motorcycle on Jomtien Second Road.
Veniamin Duriagin, 33, was cut in half at the waist in the May 14 collision between his 750 cc Kawasaki and a small Yamaha motorbike in front of the Laguna Resort. Motorbike driver Prakarn Nuengkrathok, 32, sustained treatable injuries.
Pattaya’s acting police chief lectured officers about ethics while handing down directives for protecting tourists and suppressing crime.
Col. Chatchawan Pisuthwong and top lieutenants laid out policies on morality and service at a May 14 assembly at the Cesar’s Palace Hotel. Topping that list was protecting tourists and suppressing drugs.
The winner of the 2009 Miss Tiffany Universe pageant in Pattaya has cast aside the makeup and breast implants to become a monk in southern Thailand.
Banglamung District officials raided three underground casinos, arresting 11, seizing cash and slot machines, and creating a controversy that would cost Pattaya’s police chief his job.
Two Bulgarian men were arrested for allegedly using fake ATM cards to loot bank machines in Pattaya.
Georgi Petrov Prodanov, 34, and Boris Georgiev Katsarski, 34, were apprehended May 8 following a tipoff from Siam Commercial Bank security employees.