There’s down and out, and then there’s drunk and naked. But when one foreigner hit absolute rock bottom behind the Pattaya Police Station, no one, including the cops, came to help.
The unidentified man, believed to be in his 50s, sat nude and alone behind the restroom at the Soi 9 police station around 4 a.m. March 11. Passers-by gawked, the wind blew, raindrops fell, but no one offered clothing and the police left him outside.
Drunk and naked, no one offered this man clothing and the police allegedly left him outside.
Obviously drunk, the foreigner declined overtures from a couple of well-meaning tourists. But after a half-hour, everyone left him alone to sit naked, his chin on his knees.
Homeless foreigners are not uncommon in Pattaya, but the city’s social services are geared only at helping Thais get off the streets. The Chonburi Immigration Police are left to round up and deport the non-Thais but, in this case, one man fell through the holes in the kingdom’s weak safety net.