CHONBURI — A sex worker in the resort town of Pattaya is under arrest for allegedly hitting an Irish tourist with a high-heel shoe early this morning.
The incident took place on Walking Street in Pattaya’s notorious red-light district at around 2.30 am.
According to police, the 55-year-old Irish man said he was taking a stroll on Walking Street when a transgender woman approached him and offered sexual services.
He reportedly declined the officer, but the woman put her arm around him and molested him, said Pol.Maj. Piyapong Ensan, an officer at Pattaya's Tourism Police force.
"The perpetrator did not stop nagging him, so he became angry and pushed her, causing her to fall to the ground," the officer told reporters. "When the perpetrator regained her balance, she took off one of her high-heeled shoes and used it to hit the victim's head."
The shoe cut a "deep" wound into the tourist's head, Pol.Maj. Piyapong said.
The transgender woman, identified by police as Wanchai Sripalang, 24, waited for police officers to arrive at the scene, police say. She was arrested, charged with physical assault, and taken to Mueang Pattaya Police Station for prosecution where she confessed to the charge, Pol.Maj. Piyapong said.
Pattaya, a coastal resort town east of Bangkok, is infamous for its seedy night life scene and high crime rate.
In a similar incident, a transgender prostitute was arrested for allegedly attacking a Polish woman with a high-heel shoe. According to police, the suspect was arguing with the victim after she attempted to offer sexual service to the victim's husband.