A video has appeared on You Tube and Facebook reportedly showing the Brother of a member of local government assaulting a Pattaya City Hall Security Officer at the Bali Hai Port in South Pattaya, in front of coaches full of foreign tourists.
The video was produced by someone who was able to obtain security camera footage from the Security Checkpoint where the officer was stationed. Captions in Thai Language suggest the Port is now controlled by “Mafia” and it is now not safe for Tourists to go there. These claims are refuted by Pattaya City Hall who are aware of the incident and have reported it to Police who are thought to know the identity of the attacker who works at the Port.
On the day of the attack, the Officer was taking pictures with his mobile phone of alleged traffic offenses. The attacker is thought to have ignored one-way traffic signs and conducted an illegal U-turn. The taking of the pictures infuriated the attacker who entered the security checkpoint and grabbed the officer and, in full view of port workers and tourists, was seen to strike the officer. He then made his way into the government building and grabbed the camera phone.
The situation then escalated even more as a tractor was brought in to block the road causing major traffic jams as coaches full of tourists waited for the incident to finish.
The attacker remains at–large at time of publication but we understand contact with him has been made and he has been asked to attend Pattaya Police Station to give his side of the story.