CHONBURI — More than 20 Thai staff at a go-cart arena in the resort town of Pattaya assaulted four Kuwaiti tourists because of a "miscommunication" last night, police say.
According to police reports, the four Kuwaitis were driving go-carts at Go Cart Pattaya on Soi Thep Prasit 9, when one of the tourists’ cars broke down.
The tourist then sought help from staff to fix the vehicle, but his request was somehow lost in translation, police say, because the staff called on his friends to attack the man and the three other tourists.
"They couldn't communicate," said Pol.Lt. Thitiwat Boon-orn, an officer at Mueang Pattaya Police Station.
The four tourists suffered injuries on their faces and bodies, and have been sent to a hospital in Pattaya, police told reporters.
Three Thai men were arrested at the go-cart arena in connection to the crime. Police say they are looking for other suspects.
Pattaya, a resort town east of Bangkok, is known for its raucous nightlife and high rate of crimes against foreigners.
On 20 January, another incident of miscommunication in Pattaya reportedly led a security guard and group of motorcycle taxi drivers to beat up a foreign tourist.