Russian, claiming government position, set free after alleged public assault on waitress

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Police set free a Russian man who allegedly attempted to strangle a Walking Street waitress then claimed he was a high-ranking government official.

Timafey Borishev, 45, told police called to the Food Fair restaurant around 4 a.m. Nov. 22 that he was a police officer sent to Pattaya by the Russian government and that his arrest would spark an international incident. Police let him go without verifying his story.

Misbehaving Russian Timafey Borishev (right) uses his alleged status as an important policeman sent here from Russia as his defense against grabbing a tiny waitress by the neck. Misbehaving Russian Timafey Borishev (right) uses his alleged status as an important policeman sent here from Russia as his defense against grabbing a tiny waitress by the neck.

Witnesses reported that Borishev had grabbed the neck of an unidentified waitress during an argument he and his wife had with the service girl after she cleared their table. The Russians had already paid the bill for their watermelon juice and tea and has walked away from the table, but screamed that the waitress shouldn’t have seated anyone else there yet, as they might have returned.