An accused Pattaya Beach pimp has been arrested for killing a fellow inmate while being held in the Pattaya Police Station’s jail last month.
Strong winds disrupted the Colors of the East festival on Jomtien Beach, ripping up sales tents, but fortunately injuring no one.
Gusty winds May 25 sent tents flying, startling tourists and vendors alike.
Sellers were able to track down the impromptu kites and re-anchored them to continue the fair.
Strong winds caused the festival tents to temporarily topple.
A Russian tourist has lost faith in Pattaya after losing his gold necklace to a transvestite thief.
Sergei Trubarev, 53, complained to police May 17 that two ladyboys and a woman accosted him as he walked on Second Road near Soi 12. As one transvestite distracted him, another grabbed the 90,000 baht necklace and ran. Police did not find them.
Tourist police ordered to crack down on drug use by tourist-boat operators have arrested a Banglamung man suspected them methamphetamines.
An intoxicated Nattapong Noilamai, 32, was apprehended in front of his house May 18. Police recovered 112 ya ba tablets from his pocket. He also tested positive for methamphetamine use.
A Sriracha man faces more than bad karma after being arrested for burglarizing the donation box at a Pattaya Beach Buddhist shrine.
Narai Samniangprao, 28, was caught by police around 1 a.m. May 20 using a hammer, wrench and screwdriver to pry open the donation box at the King Taksin shrine across from the intersection of Beach Road and Soi 6. Also confiscated was his Honda motorbike with sidecar, which had been reported stolen in Sriracha.
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.