Melee Breaks Out in Pattaya Red Light District (Video)

PATTAYA — Pattaya police said Friday they were investigating a street melee between two women in the city’s red light district captured on film.

In the footage first published Thursday night online, two women are seen slapping and kicking each other while a foreign man tries to separate them. According to a caption posted with the video, the pair were bar workers fighting over “a farang customer.” The video had been watched more than 1 million times by Friday afternoon.

The fight is broken up by a Thai man who throws one woman to the ground and slaps the other.

Col. Apichai Klobpetch, chief of Pattaya City police, said by telephone that officers were working to find out when the incident took place and who was involved.

“No one has filed any report with us,” the police colonel said. “Our officers were also on Walking Street last night, and they didn’t see any incident. Many units were there.”