Two tourists were injured when a bouncer at a South Pattaya disco and four other Thai men beat them before firing a handgun into the air.
Colombian Oscar Delgado, 30, and an unidentified Russian man were treated for a broken nose, cuts and bruises at Pattaya Memorial Hospital. Both were extremely drunk and unable to give statements to officers at the time.
Police who arrived to find the club still open illegally at 6 a.m. Oct. 31 interviewed numerous witnesses who all relayed the same story: A club employee got into a dispute with the two men and, when the shoving started, four other Thais piled on and beat the two foreign tourists senseless.
The assault only ended, witnesses said, when the bouncer filed two shots from a pistol in the air and the Thais stopped kicking the downed men and ran away.
Police pledged to continue their investigation, although they took no action against the disco for operating past closing time or for its overzealous “security” guards.