Bellboy arrested for allegedly slipping co-worker ‘date rape’ drug

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A hotel bellboy was arrested for allegedly slipping a “date rape” drug into a co-worker’s iced tea.

Nudaeng Pokphan, 32, was taken into custody after the eagle-eyed owner of the Tiew Tong Chon Wua noodle shop in Naklua spotted the Golden Beach Hotel bellboy allegedly mixing a Chinese drug into the iced tea of Pornthima Phakuang July 19.

The 22-year-old cashier had joined Nudaeng for a meal, but had gone to the restroom when the Ubon Ratchathani native supposedly slipped her a mickey.

Nudaeng Pokphan (inset) was caught allegedly trying to drug his date during their meal. Nudaeng Pokphan (inset) was caught allegedly trying to drug his date during their meal.

Police said Nudaeng confessed to the drugging, saying he had been attracted to the young woman since she came to work for the hotel a month ago and had been trying to form a relationship with her.

Pornthima said Nudaeng had been very friendly and that she was shocked he could so something like that, as she had trusted him.