Pattaya bike taxi rider threatens to kill 2 foreigners over fare dispute

Pattaya Police yesterday arrested a Thai motorcycle taxi rider after he became a knife-wielding thug after a row with two international passengers over fare prices. According to reports, the taxi driver threatened to kill each foreigners through the altercation.
The incident kicked off on Pattaya Second Road close to Soi 6/1 early yesterday evening. Pattaya Police received a name a few bike taxi rider waving a knife at foreign tourists. The man, who was round 50-60 years previous and wearing an orange bike taxi uniform, was captured on digital camera by passersby trying to assault two unidentified international males with a knife. Several individuals, both Thai and international, tried to intervene to cease him.
Following the report, the Pattaya Police rapidly arrested the suspect, recognized as Worapol Naroj, who operates as a motorcycle taxi driver close to the Pattaya Night Bazaar, reported Pattaya Mail.
In his assertion to the police, Worapol claimed that the passengers tried to lower his fare to 40 baht per particular person, half of the originally agreed upon fare of eighty baht per individual. The identification of the overseas passengers is at present unknown.
An eyewitness, 31 yr previous Alessandro Somsaen, who was present at the scene, stated that a fight broke out between the suspect and the foreigners while he was celebrating Songkran close to the street.
Somsaen told police how the suspect chased the foreigners around and attempted to stab them with a knife, however fortunately, several folks came to the foreigners’ rescue and helped to defuse the state of affairs. The suspect then fled the scene and was later apprehended by the police.
The police have confirmed that legal motion shall be taken towards the suspect, and his license and ability to function as a bike taxi driver may even be affected.
Taxi riders are never removed from the information in Pattaya, whether it’s a half of a taxi mafia dispute or one other misdemeanor.
Late final yr a motorcycle taxi rider in Pattaya was arrested after he allegedly sexually harassed his passenger, a Thai singer named Yanawut “Pearja” Jarearnartiput. The taxi rider denied the allegation claiming he touched the woman in an try to hold her from falling off his motorbike.
In Gift , a gaggle of taxi mafias allegedly assaulted two Pattaya Bolt drivers whereas only final week considerations had been raised about dashing vehicles on Beach Road in Pattaya following an accident involving a motorcyclist..

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