CHONBURI — A Kuwaiti tourist was beaten by security guards at a nightclub in Pattaya early this morning in a dispute over the club's false advertising for a “sex show,” police say.
The man, a 30-year-old military officer from Kuwait, was admitted to Pattaya Hospital to treat wounds on his head and right arm. The injuries appear to have been caused by beating and knife cuts, medical workers say.
According to Pol.Col. Suchart Yaemsakdi, a detective officer at Muang Pattaya Police Station, the victim said he and three other Kuwaiti officers were visiting Walking Street, the red light district of Pattaya, at around 3 am this morning when a Thai man invited them to see a "sex show" at a bar called Spice Girls Agogo for 500 baht.
"But when they entered the bar, they realised that there was no stripping as promised," Pol.Col. Suchart said.
According to the Kuwaiti man, he decided to leave the bar, but a security guard approached his group and punched him. Four other guards reportedly joined the fray, beating and kicking the man, before fleeing the scene.
One of guards has been arrested, Pol.Col. Suchart said. The guard, named Danthai Paksachart, 29, has been charged with physical assault. Police say they are searching for other guards involved in the incident.
"My supervisors are paying a lot of attention to this case, because it causes damage to the image of tourism in Pattaya," Pol.Col. Suchart added.
Crimes and assaults against foreign tourists are common in Pattaya.