Foreigner injured intervening in trans women’s beachfront brawl in Pattaya

Photo courtesy of Thairath

A drama unfolded on Pattaya‘s popular beachfront as an unnamed foreign individual bravely intervened in a violent altercation between two trans women and their victim. The courageous act, however, led to the man sustaining moderate injuries. The incident, which took place in the vicinity of the Baywalk Residence, occurred in the early hours of November 5.

Two trans women, whose identities remain undisclosed, were caught on video assaulting a fellow trans woman. The victim was knocked to the ground, which subsequently led to the foreign man’s intervention. Dressed in a conspicuous yellow shirt, the man was passing by when he decided to act against the violence.

The video further revealed that the foreign man’s intervention led to the attackers turning their aggression towards him. The altercation finally ended, with all parties involved going their separate ways. The victim, later identified as 19 year old Preecha Samarnkun, subsequently reported the assault to the Pattaya police.

Preecha recounted the night’s events, highlighting that the incident took place around 2am on that fateful Monday morning. She was approached by the two trans women, one of whom enquired, “Is this her?” before launching into a physical assault. The altercation left Preecha bruised and wounded, with the foreign man also sustaining injuries due to his involvement.

Preecha clarified that she was at the beach with two female friends at the time, and had no prior acquaintance with both the attackers and the foreign man who came to her aid. She expressed her uncertainty over the motives behind the attack, speculating that the assailants could have been under the influence of alcohol.

The Pattaya police, as reported by Thairath, are making concerted efforts to identify the attackers. The law enforcement agency is also seeking the foreign man involved in the incident to ascertain if he wishes to lodge a formal complaint. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the unpredictable occurrences that can take place, even in the most idyllic settings.

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