Driver Cowers, Passenger Films as Men Assault Taxi in Broad Daylight (Video)

A man attacks a taxi in still images from a video filmed Thursday afternoon in Bangkok. Images: Saeid Ghorbanipour

By Simon Duncan
Deputy Editor

BANGKOK — Two men riding a motorbike attacked a taxi with a passenger inside near the Queen Sirikit Center on Thursday afternoon in Bangkok.

Saeid Ghorbanipour, 45, an Iranian who runs a small trading company in Bangkok, told Khaosod English he was on his way home to see his wife and children at about 3:30pm on Rama III Road when two men approached the stopped car and attacked it with what appeared to be a a tire iron.

Ghorbanipour filmed the incident. In the video two men get off their motorbike and approach the taxi from the right side.They repeatedly strike the driver’s side window and also damage the wing mirror.


One of the two attackers wore a motorcycle taxi vest. Nobody was injured and Ghorbanipour said he did not know why it happened. The two attackers left the scene. Ghorbanipour said he convinced the scared driver to go to the Thonglor police station where they filed a report.

He said this afternoon police had no update to the case.



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