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Foreigner handing out cash in Pattaya robbed of more than 10,000 baht – VIDEO

A thief who snatched a bundle of 1,000 baht notes from a foreigner handing out cash to desperate people in Pattaya has been caught on video, according to an eyewitness at the scene. Musician Pom Santana said the clip, posted on his Facebook page, captures the aftermath of the incident at Jomtien beach, as people queuing for the cash handout look on in dismay.

Pom explained that a man in a black shirt walked up and snatched more than 10,000 from the hapless farang and ran off. Netizens were quick to express their outrage:

“This is not good manners! The locals tried to follow the black-shirted guy but were unable to arrest him.”

Pattaya City police say they have not yet received a report of the incident.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

Jack Burton

Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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