Tuk tuk driver punches foreign tourist in the face in Bangkok (video)

A tuk tuk driver was caught on camera punching a foreign tourist in the face, twice, at the entrance of Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand, on Saturday night.

On Sunday morning, the citizen journalism page ‘Social Hunter Reborn V‘ posted a chaotic four-minute-long clip on Facebook of a heated argument at the entrance of Khao San Road in Bangkok, with the caption…

“I don’t know exactly what went on here but a Thai person assaulting a foreigner is not good.”

At the start of the clip, a female taxi driver speaking in an Isaan dialect repeatedly kicks a tuk tuk driver, who allegedly crashed into her taxi.

CH7 reports that the argument started when the tuk tuk driver denied crashing into the back of her vehicle.

The farang, speaking in an American accent, stepped in to defend the woman as he said that he saw the tuk tuk driver crash into her car.

A minute into the clip, the tuk tuk driver punches the foreign witness in the face, twice…

CH7 praised the foreign tourist for not retaliating with violence even though he is clearly much bigger than the Thai tuk tuk driver and could easily take him on.

The Superintendent of Bangkok’s Chana Songkram Police Station Pol. Col. Sanong Saengmanee told reporters that the foreign tourist was a witness to the crash, which enraged the tuk tuk driver who proceeded to punch him in the face twice. The officer said police are still investigating the incident.

It’s been a busy week for Superintendent Sanong who called an emergency meeting on Sunday night with all of Khao San Road’s security guards.

Superintendent Sanong wanted to remind the bouncers not to use violence against tourists and partygoers following a viral video of a bouncer at “The Club” handcuffing and repeatedly slapping a foreign tourist who mistakenly stole a bottle of water which he thought was complimentary.

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Leah is a translator and news writer for the Thaiger. Leah studied East Asian Religions and Thai Studies at the University of Leeds and Chiang Mai University. Leah covers crime, politics, environment, human rights, entertainment, travel and culture in Thailand and southeast Asia.

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