Guests fled a Pattaya hotel amid fears of a gas leak later suspected to be pepper sprayed used during an argument between a foreigner and his Thai girlfriend.
About 20 people from the Hong Residence on Soi 4 fled into the street, claiming they smelled gas and were fearful of an explosion May 14.
Residents gather outside the Hong Residence on Soi 4 after fearing there was a gas leak inside.
Police and fire units investigated the third floor, where the smell was evident. However, investigators determined it was not gas. They believe it was pepper-spray and was used by a quarrelling couple.
However, a search of the couple’s room turned up no evidence of the spray nor was either of the two angry lovebirds suffering any ill effects.