Dirty looks leads to early morning shootout


At 6:30 in the morning of the 25th of October police rushed to the Wat Chaiyamongkol area in South Pattaya where a gang of gun -totting teenagers was threatening the lives of a man and his friends.

At the scene officers found a bullet ridden white Toyota Altis parked in the middle of the street,not far from the car was Mr. Nonthachai Thongsri who stated that earlier he and his friends and girlfriend had been partying at a club in north Pattaya and 4 or 5 teenagers at the next table were giving him some hostile looks, however there was no argument or fight and soon after they left the club.

As they got to the central road intersection gun shots were fired from a black Isuzu Dmax and a ford truck which drew up beside them and was carrying the same teenagers. Nonthachai drove to South Pattaya along 3rd road with the teenagers in close pursuit, upon arriving at the market area at Wat Chaiyamongkol he abandoned his car and they ran into the market fearing for their lives.

The gang made their escape before the police arrived and shells from the bullets were taken as evidence along with a description of the teenagers.

It is still unclear why the teenagers became so enraged and why despite the increase in gun crime in Pattaya that there is not a stronger police presence especially after dark.