Vietnamese men engage in brawl in Pattaya over debt

Photo courtesy of KhaoSod English

A brawl between foreign tourists erupted in Pattaya yesterday afternoon shocking bystanders in the vicinity. The confrontation, which left one man injured, unfolded in front of stunned locals and visitors near a popular restaurant on South Pattaya Road.

The chaos erupted outside a food-to-order restaurant when a group of men began attacking 38 year old Vietnamese national Xuan Hai Ngo in broad daylight. A KhaoSod English reporter, passing by, quickly sprang into action, capturing the altercation on video and stepping in to break up the fight. The attackers, upon realising they were being filmed, fled into nearby bushes.

Police were promptly called to the scene, managing to apprehend one suspect, who was identified as Vietnamese. However, other members of the group managed to escape into a nearby shopping mall’s parking lot.

Xuan, the victim of the assault, revealed the terrifying backstory. He explained that his attackers were his debtors, with whom he had arranged a meeting to settle an outstanding debt.

He had been waiting at the restaurant with a friend when the debtors arrived in a Ford car, accompanied by four men. The meeting quickly turned violent; without much conversation, Xuan was put in a headlock and repeatedly punched and kicked, eventually collapsing in the street.

“It was a trap. They planned to lure me there to attack me. I am very scared now.”

The police searched the debtors’ car and discovered an alarming array of weapons, including knives, metal objects, and wooden sticks, all of which were confiscated for further investigation. Police are intensifying their efforts to track down the remaining suspects and bring the Vietnamese gang to justice, reported KhaoSod English.

In related news, a brawl left two friends critically injured in a surreal spectacle opposite the serene Huai Yai Temple in East Pattaya. Two friends turned their playful banter into a shocking duel last Tuesday, June 18.

Crime NewsPattaya NewsThailand News

Puntid Tantivangphaisal

Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

Related Articles