Operators of the Mixx discotheque paid three Frenchmen 50,000 baht after bouncers there assaulted them in the latest case of violence by workers at the South Pattaya club.
Dardouri Djemee, 39, Kaamouchi Jamel, 27, and Djemat Mohamed, 24, complained to police around 1 a.m. Jan. 28 that five Mixx bouncers used tasers and brass knuckles on them while ejecting them from the club.
The Frenchmen told police trouble began when bouncers accused them of throwing ice cubes at other foreigners. The victims protested, telling the bouncers, and later police, it wasn’t them. The disco staff, nonetheless, beat them and pursued them as they fled the club.
With police mediating, the French tourists receive 50,000 baht in compensation after Mixx discotheque bouncers assaulted them.
Meeting with police Feb. 1, a Mixx executive said the assault occurred because the three tourists were very drunk and causing problems, but called the incident a “misunderstanding” and offered them the compensation.
In return, the French trio dropped all charges against the discotheque’s employees.
The incident was just the latest in a series of assaults perpetrated by Mixx staffers. In March last year, the owner of the XS Pub, inside Mixx, was arrested for his involvement with a fatal gang shooting, and, in November 2011, two tourists were injured when a bouncer and four other Thais beat them senseless outside the club.