Authorities came to the aid of a drunk transgender woman in Sattahip, but left her on the roadside when they realized there was nothing they could do.
Police and paramedics provided Supoj Krongthong, 43, with drinking water after finding her passed out in the woods off Sukhumvit Soi 13 in Khet Udomsak Subdistrict Oct. 27. But Supoj, extremely intoxicated, refused to go home or to the hospital, so authorities left her on the roadside.
Friend of 20 years Ukonthorn Rungroj, 45, told police that Supoj was once an extremely attractive transgender woman and was involved with a handsome man. But as her looks faded with age, the boyfriend became abusive and she was dumped.
Ever since, the woman has found solace in the whiskey bottle, living outdoors and without work. Neighbors often took pity on the former makeup artist and had her cut grass to earn cash.