Police Chase Naked Foreign Woman 1K Near Khaosan Road

BANGKOK — A foreign woman led police on an extended chase Tuesday afternoon in Bangkok after they spotted her walking naked across the Phra Pinklao Bridge.

When police approached the woman, who they said appeared to be in her 30s, she fled toward Ratchadamnoen Avenue. Wearing no shoes, she led officers on a chase for over a kilometer to the Khok Wua Junction, just short of the Democracy Monument.

Police Lt. Col. Pitipan Kitdakorn Na Ayudhaya said traffic police there managed to stop her after she rushed into traffic at the busy intersection.

Officers covered her up with a cloth, but tourist police said she was too distressed to communicate. The woman had no identification, and was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation.



In a video filmed after officers caught up with the woman, she appears confused and refuses a bottle of water.

“Where you from?” asks a police officer. “I don’t know,” she replies.

As of 3pm Tuesday, police had no further information about the woman.