Rowdy Pattaya teens terrify tourists by throwing ping pong bombs

Police arrive on the scene of the ping pong bombs, photo by The Pattaya News.

A rowdy crowd of Pattaya teens terrified tourists and residents by throwing ping pong bombs at Bali Hai Pier on Wednesday night. The incident is the latest case of trouble-making teens causing chaos in Pattaya, which is commonly known as Southeast Asia’s sin city.

Residents reported seeing a group of approximately 10 teenagers arrive on motorbikes and begin throwing the bombs, which created loud detonations that could be heard in the surrounding area. Despite leaving the scene before the cops arrived, the explosions disturbed many people and left a large hole in the concrete in the area.

Although the incident did not cause any immediate harm to people, the police vowed to find the culprits and bring them to justice.

The residents expressed their concern, saying they were afraid the reckless teens’ careless behaviour could harm others. Pattaya Police are working to hunt down the teens and bring them to justice, The Pattaya News reported.

A city renowned for its nightlife, Pattaya from time to time has its share of late-night violence and crime, some of which have involved teens.

In November last year, a group of around 30 angry Pattaya teens allegedly assaulted the guards of one nightclub on Walking Street. The violent youths reportedly attacked the Jannaat club guards for not allowing them to enter the club at 4am.

After being denied entry to the club, the teens reportedly took revenge. One guard said the teens showed up at the club’s entrance and began insulting the guards about denying them entry the other day.

The insults eventually led to a physical fight, and four guards were injured. A guard said that some teens were armed with guns and knives. The teens fled the scene, and so far none have been caught. Rescuers took the wounded guards to a nearby hospital.

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Tara Abhasakun

A Thai-American dual citizen, Tara has reported news and spoken on a number of human rights and cultural news issues in Thailand. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in history from The College of Wooster. She interned at Southeast Asia Globe, and has written for a number of outlets. Tara reports on a range of Thailand news issues.

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