Transgenders arrested for rocking, rolling German


Pattaya police arrested two transgender sex workers for allegedly assaulting a German tourist in the face with a rock and stealing his cash after he rejected their lewd proposition.

Phumin Saranan, 20, and Nopporn Jitsom, 21, were charged with theft and physical assault, said Pol Maj. Gen. Amphon Buarubporn, chief of Chonburi Provincial Police at an April 23 news conference.

Phumin Saranan and Nopporn Jitsom confessed to the charges of theft and physical assault.

The arrest came after Pattaya Memorial Hospital alerted police that Lutz Moller had been physically assaulted near the intersection of Soi 5 and Jomtien Beach Road the night before.

Moller told police he was walking when the two accused prostitutes accosted and repeatedly solicited him. After several refusals, they got angry and grabbed a brick to hit him in the head. He fell to the ground and they allegedly stole 4,000 baht before fleeing on a motorcycle.

Police tracked them to a rented house in Pattaya and said they confessed to the charges.