A transvestite got a taste of Ukrainian justice after he and an accomplice allegedly tried to snatch an expensive gold necklace from one of the Eastern European men.
Police were called to Pattaya Beach near the Centera Resort around 1 a.m. April 4 where 27-year-old Oleksandr Semenets and two friends were holding Napat Chamnanphote, 28, a “woman of the second category” with Semenets’ 2-baht weight gold chain in his hand.
Semenets told police and his friends were walking along the beach when Napat approached him and gave him a hug, as if to greet him. At that moment, a second Thai man drove up on a motorbike and grabbed the Ukrainian’s necklace.
Napat Chamnanphote (background, center) denies charges he tried to steal Oleksandr Semenets’ gold chain.
The three Ukrainians tried to give pursuit, but the snatcher fled, but not before throwing the chain back to Napat. The Ukrainians they grabbed the katoey.
Napat predictably denied everything, saying he was simply welcoming the tourists to Pattaya with a friendly greeting and that he did not know the motorbike driver.