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American tourist injured in Bangla altercation

American tourist injured in Bangla altercation

PHUKET: Patong Police have confirmed they are investigating an incident that saw an American man injured during an incident on Bangla Rd, Patong, early this morning (Sept 28).

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Wednesday 28 September 2022, 04:00PM


Photo: Patong Police

Photo: Patong Police

According to the initial police report, officers were called to Patong Hospital at 3:30am after two tourists were brought to the emergency centre by rescue workers. 

The American man, reported as 35 years old, from Pennsylvania, had suffered a deep laceration to his left middle finger and suffered multiple contusions to his face, some of them open and bleeding. His clothes were marked with multiple blood spatters.

With the American man was a Russian woman, 24 years old. Both were staying at a nearby resort, reported Lt Col Kittisak Sommat, Chief of Investigation at Patong Police Station.

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The American man was reported to be intoxicated, angry and refusing to cooperate with the medical staff who were trying to provide him treatment, said the report.

“The cause of the attack is not yet known,” Lt Col Kittisak noted.

Officers have been tasked with investigating the incident and identifying the culprit responsible for inflicting the injuries, he said.

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Capricornball | 29 September 2022 - 16:01:16

@Deka...it was not a standard rabies shot...it was the rabies immunoglobulin (RIG).  The dual pricing was allowed after 2019.  My local clinic did the rabies series for cheap, Mission Hosp di the big shot  for about 2500 baht...and hurt REALLY bad.

DeKaaskopp | 29 September 2022 - 13:02:42

@Capricornball   750 baht is exactly what they charged me for a rabies vaccination at Chalong hospital a couple of years back. And that was before 2019. 

Capricornball | 29 September 2022 - 08:45:51

Come Fasc...it's called "hyperbole".  With that said, at one point I needed a certain rabies shot and my GF was quoted that the cost was 750 baht. Once she clarified that the shot was for me and not her, the cost went over 3,000 baht...and that, I s#!^ you not. Look back at Thai dual pricing law changes in 2019.

Fascinated | 28 September 2022 - 23:04:32

Any chance I can borrow the tinfoil hat CB? Never been charged 10 times more than locals in Patong Hospital personally.

Kurt | 28 September 2022 - 19:51:17

So, now we wait on reportings of what happend on Bangla Rd? Is the RTP already present till after 4-5am at Bangla Road, until still not official closing times?

Capricornball | 28 September 2022 - 17:18:00

Pretty sure we'll be seeing lots more of this with the Bangla vice machine kicking into full/over-time.  The good side, now the local hospitals and clinics will see an increase in farang customers that they can start charging ten times as much as the local customers.

 

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