KOH SAMUI — A man whose roadside coupling on Samui became the subject of an online sex clip was made to apologize to reporters and the public on camera after being fined by police Tuesday.
Pons Arnau, 28 of Spain, admitted to being the man in the viral video that appeared to show him having sex in broad daylight along a beach road Monday. He was fined 500 baht for public obscenity.
“I am so sorry for everybody in Thailand,” he said, making a wai gesture, to a reporter who followed him out of the police station. “I know it’s not good, but I drank too much.”
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Arnau was arrested at the hotel where he was staying near the beachside road where the video was filmed.
Arnau said he just met the woman, who he said was Russian, Sunday night. They drank until morning before going to the beach. Police were still looking for the woman.
“Kho tod kab,” Arnau repeated as instructed by a reporter to say. “ I respect you. I like you. I love you. Sorry for this.”