A German tourist detained a transvestite he accused on pickpocketing him on a Pattaya baht bus.
Thomas Broschart, 59, was holding Penpetch Supapat, 50, when police arrived at the Dolphin roundabout April 24.
The German man told police he was returning to his hotel when the suspect got on the taxi and, soon after, tried to hug him while pulling Broshart’s wallet from his pocket.
The victim caught the ladyboy in the act and held him down until police arrived. Penpetch was found with 1,220 baht of the German’s money.