Thai staff seek justice after German attack in Farang Bar, Pattaya

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Another day in Thailand and yet another day where a foreigner behaves badly, ironically, this time in Pattaya’s Farang Bar. Two Thai female employees are seeking justice after a German man attacked them at a bar where they worked on Sunday, April 7. The German accused the bar of overcharging him.

The two victims, 55 year old Anchisa Thongphuek and 39 year old Warunee Promwaen, submitted CCTV footage of the attack to officers at Mueang Pattaya Police Station on Sunday after the German man physically assaulted them. The incident occurred at Farang Bar in Soi Lengkee at about 2am on the day.

Anchisa, the bar manager, recounted the incident involving the German man and his Thai wife at the bar. Despite consuming alcohol, the man refused to settle the bill, claiming it was too high. Though the total amounted to around 1,000 baht, the foreigner insisted they hadn’t consumed that much.

Anchisa reviewed each order, assuring the couple that there was no intention to overcharge them. However, the foreigner disregarded her explanation and resorted to physical violence. Anchisa detailed how the German man slapped both her and her colleague, pulled their hair, and forcibly ejected them onto the road outside the bar.

Despite the commotion, passersby refrained from intervening. Shockingly, the German man’s wife remained silent, failing to intervene as her husband attacked the bar staff.

Other bar employees immediately sought help from the police, prompting officers to rush to the scene and arrested the German man. The charges issued for his actions have not yet been reported.

Anchisa learned from the foreigner’s wife that the man worked as an engineer for a petrol company in the Laem Chabang Industrial Estate in Chon Buri. The wife even informed the victims that it was normal for her husband to become enraged after drinking more than six bottles of beer.

Anchisa and Warunee urged the police to conduct further investigations to determine whether this German man had physically assaulted anyone before. They insisted on taking legal action against the foreigner to the fullest extent possible.


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Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger who focuses on translating breakingThai news stories into English. With a background in field journalism, Petch brings several years of experience to the English News desk at The Thaiger. Before joining The Thaiger, Petch worked as a content writer for several known blogging sites in Bangkok, including Happio and The Smart Local. Her articles have been syndicated by many big publishers in Thailand and internationally, including the Daily Mail, The Sun and the Bangkok Post. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp! But during office hours, you can find Petch on LinkedIn and you can reach her by email at

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