Food delivery driver attacks pedestrian on sidewalk in Bangkok

A food delivery driver riding his motorbike on the sidewalk nearly hit a man walking out of a shop. The pedestrian says he yelled and the driver then got off his bike and attacked the man on the sidewalk, video footage shows.

Thai media identified the man as Boonrit, or “Tao Titan Face” for his face tattoos that resemble a demon, later surrendered to police. Reports say he apologised in front of reporters, saying he would never do like this again and would be a better person.

A video of the incident went viral on Facebook yesterday after the 26 year old pedestrian asked Thais to help find the man who attacked him. He said that he went to buy electronic equipment and was walking out of the shop when a motorbike driving on the sidewalk grazed by him. He yelled at the rider, who then walked over and attacked him.

The man was wearing a yellow Robinhood jacket and the food delivery company later came out with a statement saying the man doesn’t work for them and has never registered to be a delivery driver. The man apparently borrowed the jacket from a friend, whose account with Robinhood is now dismissed. The company also shared that they would like to offer compensation to the victim.

SOURCE: Thairath | Bright TV

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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.