Drunken Chinese man causes chaos at Pattaya hotel, threatens to jump from balcony

Photo via Facebook/ DD ข่าวออนไลน์

A chaotic scene unfolded at the First Pacific Hotel in Pattaya as a drunken Chinese man brought the establishment to a standstill. Perched precariously on the third-floor balcony, it seemed as though he might leap to his death.

The 22 year old man was in a state of distress, alleging that a taxi driver had stolen his mobile phone. However, a subsequent investigation by the police revealed that the Chinese man, Li Mingming, had simply left his phone behind in the taxi.

At one point, Li dangled from the balcony’s edge, gripping on by his fingertips, desperately crying out for help. Police swiftly arrived at the scene, employing a mobile aerial work platform to rescue him. Yet, in a surprising turn of events, Li managed to clamber to another balcony, evading capture.

As officers tried to reason with Li, a guide from his tour group stepped forward to assist with translation. The guide explained that Li had gone missing after consuming a substantial amount of alcohol during lunchtime.

According to Li’s account, he firmly believed that the taxi driver was the culprit behind his missing phone. He adamantly refused to descend from the balcony until his phone was returned, issuing threats to ensure its restoration.

Pattaya Tourist Police swiftly located the taxi in question and interrogated the driver. To their astonishment, the driver recounted that Li had been in an extremely intoxicated state during the journey, even managing to climb out of the moving taxi through the window. Additionally, the driver discovered Li’s misplaced phone, which had slipped out of his pocket during the tumultuous ordeal.

Once the police returned Li’s phone, he reluctantly agreed to abandon his high vantage point and descend from the balcony. Officers escorted him back to his hotel, where he could recuperate and regain composure.

Further details emerged as the tour guide shared additional information with the police. It was revealed that Li had arrived in Thailand on Saturday, May 27, accompanied by his girlfriend and fellow tour group members. After exploring Bangkok, they proceeded to Pattaya.

While consuming copious amounts of alcohol, Li found himself embroiled in a heated argument with his girlfriend in their eighth-floor hotel room. Overwhelmed by emotional turmoil, he sought solace on the fourth-floor balcony, unaware that it was closed for maintenance. His desperate act went unnoticed until a diligent hotel security guard spotted him.

Some say the journey of love is an exquisite collection of poetry that delves into passionate subjects such as intimacy, romance, and commitment, to name a few. But in this case, it manifested itself in drunkenness, stubbornness and petulance.


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Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger focusing on Thai news and what's happening in Thailand. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp.