THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


American tourist flees mob amid fight with restaurant staff

American tourist flees mob amid fight with restaurant staff

PHUKET: Police have declined to explained what started a fight between an American tourist and a mob of staff from a seafood restaurant on the Karon beachrfont road on Monday (Dec 2) that ended with the American man fleeing a mob of more than a dozen angry locals.

culturecrimepolice
By The Phuket News

Wednesday 4 December 2019, 03:41PM


The American flees the angry mob on the Karon beach road on Monday (Dec 2). Image: CCTV / Karon Police

The American flees the angry mob on the Karon beach road on Monday (Dec 2). Image: CCTV / Karon Police

The incident became public after CCTV footage of the altercation and ensuing chase down the beachfront road was posted online on Monday.

Karon Police Chief Col Prawit Sutthirueangarun told The Phuket News today (Dec 4) that Maj Techin Deethongon of the Karon Police was called to the restaurant, Aof Seafood, at 4:30pm.

At the scene, Maj Techin found an American tourist who Col Prawit identified only as “Mr Connelly”, 44, and three restaurant staff who were allegedly involved in an altercation with the American.

Col Prawit identified the three staffers as Thai national Ms Theeraporn Thitayaporn, 27, and two Myanmar national men, who he identified as Ao Min Wen, 20, and Nadee, 21.

While questioning the four involved, police were told that Mr Connelly had a conversation with the restaurant staff, when a misunderstanding blew out of control, leading to a fight as recorded by a nearby CCTV, Col Prawit said.

The parties resolved the dispute through further talks, Col Prawit said, without elaborating on what started the argument or what the “misunderstanding” was.

Regardless, all four, who Col Prawit confirmed suffered only minor injuries in the affray, were fined B500 each for physical assault.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Kurt | 09 December 2019 - 11:20:36

DeK should realise that everything bad against foreigners goes viral world wide, and damage thai tourism image. And DeK, the Myanmars were identified,  but actually doesn't matter.  It was a cowardice mob of more than 12 after 1 single foreigner. That should concern you more than a 'nationality reaction'.

DeKaaskopp | 08 December 2019 - 22:05:41

@Nasa .Must be strange people over there in northern Europe if that is "Big news" for them.
@K. "Who were the other 9 Thai ?"How do you know those other people are Thai's? Your own investigation?

GregoryJCS | 06 December 2019 - 08:56:28

Probably a trump supporter. Every one wants to beat them up.

Kurt | 05 December 2019 - 12:19:53

3 Staffers, 2 of them Burmese? It was a dozen of primitive blood smelling mob, yes?  Just 3 got a 'nuts fine' of 500 thb?
Who were the other 9 thai?
And the 2 Burmese, not on the list now for extradition for criminal behaviour, violating their working permit rules?

CaptainJack69 | 05 December 2019 - 11:13:23

1 on 12, that seems about right for you average Thai 'man'. Clearly the lone foreigner committed some terrible insult to warrant such a severe response? Or not.

Nasa12 | 04 December 2019 - 16:18:24

Good this it’s BIG news on TV and Internett in Europe special in Scandinavia. 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
‘Not enough water for 2020’, says Phuket water chief

Already not enough water for normal daily use but you wait, come Songkran they whole country will on...(Read More)


Park Life: New Tiger Park to open in Chalong already challenged on ‘ethical confinement’

Digusting that they would allow a place like this to be opened on Phuket or anywhere else in Thailan...(Read More)


PM orders provinces to ‘dig for water’

Yup yup, just 'Khut din leak nam'. Now hoping that this 'order' meets the water tabl...(Read More)


Thailand finds second case linked to China mystery virus

Be prepared in thai hospitals due to that Coronavirus during the surge of arriving chinese tourists ...(Read More)


Phuket PWA receives B406.9mn for projects to solve water problems

"Dont worry,according to K there is only 2 weeks of water remaining before everyone dies,"...(Read More)


Policeman shoots dead robber during knife attack in Phuket Town

"we were waiting for some silly comment," and then you didn't let us down....(Read More)


Freedom Beach vendors arrested

The criminal behavior that got the vendors arrested is on blatant display daily by the jet ski/speed...(Read More)


Phuket PWA receives B406.9mn for projects to solve water problems

NO Jor12, It is NOT according K. K commented on PN 2 weeks ago on Officials who said there was jus...(Read More)


Mother of foetus dumped in front of Rawai house found, now recovering in hospital

"When it is a rabbit..." OMG,wondering where you always get those quotes from. Self invent...(Read More)