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“Waiter, there’s a cockroach in my beer!” Drama in Pattaya

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“Waiter, there’s a cockroach in my beer!” Drama in Pattaya | The Thaiger

PHOTOS: Daily News

Big drama in Pattaya!

• A female customer has taken to Facebook to complain, despite not having to pay.

• A staff member has offered her resignation.

• A deputy manager denies that it was ‘their’ cockroach.

• And Terminal 21 has taken it all very seriously and issued a letter promising further action.

Behind all this drama is a single cockroach found in a glass of beer at an outlet in Pattaya’s new Terminal 21 shopping centre.

The cockroach was found swimming in a beer at “Beer Fest”. The single insect has caused a meltdown in local social media and the staff and management running for cover.

The 42 year old deputy manager Nisa Konthong claims that all their glasses are stored open side down and the staff member who poured the beer says she didn’t notice one in the glass. She said that their shop doesn’t have cockroaches and that it must have come from outside Terminal 21.

“It certainly wasn’t there when the server delivered it,” claimed the manager.

Daily News reports that the deputy manager says the waitress had apologised to the customer and said there would be no charge for the beer. But the customer, not letting the matter rest at a mere apology, reportedly said: “It’s too late now”.

And then it all ramped up.

The waitress offered her resignation. The 36 year old manager, who wasn’t on the premises at the time, said none of this would ever have happened if he was there. He called the customer to apologise. He was told that the customer had been given a bill for food, despite no charge for the beer.

Terminal 21 has issued a letter saying they were aware of the drama at the Beer Fest outlet saying they will ‘follow up the matter’.

Meanwhile, the whereabouts or welfare of the cockroach is unclear.

SOURCE: Daily News

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Pattaya officials help a Finnish tourist sort out a lost passport and luggage

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Pattaya officials help a Finnish tourist sort out a lost passport and luggage | The Thaiger

PHOTOS: Tourist Police Bureau

Pattaya Tourist Police have coordinated with local agencies to help a 53 year old Finnish tourist Jussi Harri Tuokkola. He’d lost his passport, luggage, cash and other valuable items on Tuesday.

The manager of the Grand Palazzo Hotel alerted Pattaya Tourist Police that Mr Tuokkola had sought help from the hotel as his luggage and passport were missing.

The tourist police contacted related agencies to help sort out his dilemma. Mr Tuokkola had neither cash nor any documents. The tourist police then coordinated with the Finnish consulate to help him as well.

The officers questioned him and found out that a friend of the tourist had earlier alerted Pattaya Police that Mr Tuokkola’s luggage had disappeared. The luggage was later found and taken to Pattaya Police to help find the owner.

The tourist police then took the the man to Pattaya Police Station to identify his lost luggage. At the same time, officers contacted Finnair Airlines to book a flight for him as the tourist used to work at the airline and had an open-ended ticket.

The Pattaya Tourist Police also coordinated with tourist police based at Suvarnabhumi airport and the Tourist Assistance Centre to help contact staff at the Finnair Airlines counter for him.

After everything was arranged, Tourist Police and patrol officers accompanied Mr Tuokkola to a bus terminal to board a tour bus, operated by Rungruang Tour Company, to Suvarnabhumi airport.

Good news all around for Pattaya officials in helping Mr Tuokkola get his luggage back and get to the airport.

Contact 1155 for Tourism Police anywhere in Thailand.

SOURCE: Tourist Police Bureau

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Man stabbed at a Chon Buri karaoke lounge

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Man stabbed at a Chon Buri karaoke lounge | The Thaiger

PHOTO: Thai Rath

Police were called to a karaoke lounge in Sri Racha, Chon Buri last night after a man was stabbed following an argument.

39 year old Chuchart Kamngern was found outside the lounge with a serious stab wound to the left side of his chest and was rushed to hospital in Sri Racha.

Thai Rath reports that staff at the lounge on Nong Khor – Sri Racha Road told police that two men had had an argument in the toilets before one returned to the counter, and the other person to the VIP room.

Witnesses say the man sitting by the counter then got a wooden club and hit the victim over the head. As staff tried to intervene, and the victim tried to run out, the assailant stabbed him in the left side of his chest.

The attacker fled the scene and police are now hunting for him.

SOURCE: Thai Rath

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Japanese tourist re-united with his bag and valuables

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Japanese tourist re-united with his bag and valuables | The Thaiger

PHOTO: The Pattaya News

A Japanese tourist has offered his sincere thanks to a minivan driver, Pattaya’s Tourist Police and the Department of Land Transport.

The Pattaya News reports that 46 year old Japanese tourist Ryochi Mihashi had taken a minivan ride from Rayong to South Pattaya but left his bag in the van. The bag contained 4,100 baht, US$440, 56,000 yen, his phone and notebook.

The driver Somchai Bunsiri handed the bag into the Land Transport offices on Sunday after finding bag left in his van. The Japanese Embassy and local tourist police were able to help track down Ryochi and re-unite him with his lost bag.

Chief of the Pattaya Tourist police Lt-Col Piyapong Ensarn hosted a quick photo opportunity with Ryochi  confirming that all was in order.

The Japanese tourist expressed his gratitude to the driver for his honesty, and the DLT and police for being able to find him.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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