A teenager who looked the wrong way at another youth was injured when the offended drunk and his 9 friends allegedly stabbed him.
Theerapong Boonmak, 17, suffered cuts to the head and neck in the early morning March 21 near Soi 4 and Jomtien Beach. He told police he was attacked by more than 10 men and women who fled in two pickup trucks.
Police stopped a truck matching Theerapong’s description at Central and Third roads and recovered a long knife from under a seat. Police rounded up driver Thanapol Danuwong, 17, and six others.
Theerapong Boonmak is treated for knife wounds in a Pattaya hospital after being attacked in the early hours of Monday morning.
The other truck, which evaded the checkpoint, was later stopped at the Bangpakong-Chonburi Highway. The driver was later identified as 19-year-old Parnphan Faipen.
Thanapol allegedly confessed he had been drinking with his friends at Jomtien Beach after returning from the Pattaya International Music Festival. He said Theerapong walked by and looked him in the face in a way he didn’t like.
An argument ensued and the gang set upon the victim. During the scuffle, the boy was stabbed, Thanapol was said to admit.