Waiter escapes charges for assaulting drunk Irishman

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A waiter in a central Pattaya go-go bar will not face charges for attacking a drunk Irishman who ran out on a 160-baht bill.

Klisana Thotamwong, 30, was questioned by Pattaya police who raided the Oasis bar on Soi Buakaow around 1:30 a.m. Nov. 6. He admitted to assaulting a man in his late 50s or early 60s identified only as Johnny in the early hours of the previous day after the Irishman refused to pay his small bill.

The attack was captured on video and posted to the Internet, where it went viral.

Klisana said the drunk foreigner was annoying other guests and, when asked to pay his bill, pushed him. He also reported that Johnny was punched by another foreigner, although that was not captured on video.

Waiter Klisana Thotamwong was questioned but not charged by Pattaya police for attacking a drunk Irishman who ran out on a 160-baht bill.Waiter Klisana Thotamwong was questioned but not charged by Pattaya police for attacking a drunk Irishman who ran out on a 160-baht bill.

The waiter apologized for his behavior, but was not charged with any crime.

The bar manager, Suwanee Mompradon was arrested, however, after police on the scene reviewed employee paperwork and found two workers were not properly registered. A fine of 50,000 baht was levied.