Busarakam Suwanwongs said a group of men claiming to be officers and representatives of a music company invaded her establishment on Saturday night (Nov 21).
None of the men were in uniform and none of them presented identification to verify who they were, she posted on Facebook.
Ms Busarakam she said that her restaurant never plays Thai or English music.
“We only play Russian music for our customers,” she said.
But that did not deter the raid party.
“I asked to see their ID or a search warrant, but they did not show them to us,” Ms Busarakam said. “So I took a roll of paper from his (one of the officers) pocket to find out who they were and I asked my daughter to record a video on her iPhone.
“That’s when they started to hit us,” Ms Busarakam alleged.
The video taken by Ms Busarakam’s daughter (click here) shows a man wearing a black Nike T-shirt with what appears to be an official G-MM Grammy ID card around his neck.
The man obviously refuses to present the ID to the camera clearly just before the apparent fight broke out.
“One of them hit my 18-year-old daughter in the chest and took her iPhone 6s,”Ms Busarakam said.
“Another one hit and kick my 15-year-old son. They also hit me in the face and snatched my pearl necklace,” she said.
Immediately after the fight, Ms Busarakam drove to Patong Police Station to report the incident.
“I plan to report this to the Phuket Governor as soon as I can, too,” she added.
Kathu Police chief Col Chaiwat Uikum today confirmed to The Phuket News that he had received a report of the incident, which was now under investigation.
“The copyright protection officers that went to the Russian restaurant with Patong Police officers also reported at Kathu Police Station that they were prevented from performing their duty,” Col Chaiwat said.
Col Chaiwat did not elaborate on whether or not the report from the officers was filed before or after Ms Busarakam filed her complaint.
He also did not comment on why the officers allegedly did not present their Royal Thai Police identification when conducting a lawful raid.
“Both sides have their own reasons, and the copyright officers have their job to do, too,” Col Chaiwat said. “
“But when problems like this happen, we have to fix it as quickly as possible. And I can confirm that no police were involved in the fight,” he added.