Police have arrested a southern Thailand man for allegedly stabbing an Omani tourist in September.
Thewarit Nu-urai, 24, was arrested in his hometown of Pattalung Oct. 31.
Tourist Police Col. Suppapol Arunsith said Thewarit was working as a Walking Street tout and stabbed Mohammed Siekmuhammed Sajalil Hal Hanfari, 32, in the stomach outside Hooty’s Showbar in South Pattaya. Hanfari has since recovered and returned home.
Thewarit Nu-urai has been charged with assault and weapons possession.
Police said Thewarit confessed to the attack, explaining he’d stabbed the Omani in self-defense. Police said the tout had charged Hanfari to take him to an “explicit” show and delivered him to Hooty’s. Finding the fare rather tame, the Omani emerged displeased and demanded a refund. A verbal argument led to a physical one Thewarit said he felt he was too small to fight off the foreigner. So he stabbed him and ran away.
He was charged with assault and weapons possession.