A Travel and vacations forum. TravelBanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » TravelBanter forum » Travel Regions » Asia
Site Map Home Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

british tourist beaten up over bogus jetski damage ,PATTAYA



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old February 20th, 2010, 08:50 PM posted to soc.culture.thai,rec.travel.asia,soc.culture.malaysia,soc.culture.singapore
none[_1_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 77
Default british tourist beaten up over bogus jetski damage ,PATTAYA

A British national who rented a Jetski from a Pattaya Beach operator
has been attacked and severely beaten following an argument over the
victim having allegedly damaged the Jetski he had rented.

Pattaya, the 19th of February 2010 [PDN]: At approximately 8:00pm on
Friday, police Lieutenant Colonel Supphachai Puikumkaew (Pattaya
Police Investigator) was confronted by Mr. David John Marshall [62], a
British national. Mr. Marshall presented himself to Pattaya Police,
suffering from a severely swollen face, black eye and broken tooth. He
reported to police that he had been bashed by a group of Thai men
after hiring a Jetski from a Pattaya Beach operator close to Soi 13 on
Pattaya Beach Road.
Mr. Marshall explained that he was staying, with a group of friends,
at the Heaven Hotel in Soi 13, Pattaya Beach Road. Before the attack
occurred, Mr. Marshall and his 3 friends had been approached by a
group of Thai men who offered them to rent some jetskiís at a cost of
1,400 baht per person for 1 hour. Agreeing and paying the money the
group then rode the jetskiís around in Pattaya Bay for approximately 1
hour before returning to the beach.
It is alleged that once the group had returned the jetskiís the
operators inspected the vehicles, before explaining that Mr. Marshall
will have to pay for damages done to the bottom of the Jetski he was
riding. Mr. Marshall claims, that he calmly tried to explain to the
operator that he was not responsible for any damage evident on the
Jetski, as he had not been involved in an accident or hit anything in
the water. He subsequently refused to pay the man any money for the
damages.
The argument became very heated, ending with the three Thai Jetski
operators attacking Mr. Marshall before another two Thai men walking
past the incident also joined in on the attack. Mr. Marshall was able
to escape the onslaught, but not before being hit several times in the
face causing him numerous injuries.
Officers obtained Mr. Marshallís statement before sending him to the
Pattaya Memorial Hospital for treatment. An investigation will
commence in an attempt to apprehend the 5 offenders.
Note: The Pattaya Daily News team will investigate this incident
further in an attempt to uncover the whole story, which in our
opinion, at present appears rather vague.


News : Kong Siptis
  #2  
Old February 21st, 2010, 08:55 AM posted to soc.culture.thai,rec.travel.asia,soc.culture.malaysia,soc.culture.singapore
Siansiansian
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 9
Default british tourist beaten up over bogus jetski damage ,PATTAYA

This is only an individual incident.
Nothing to be excited about.

On Feb 21, 3:50*am, none wrote:
A British national who rented a Jetski from a Pattaya Beach operator
has been attacked and severely beaten following an argument over the
victim having allegedly damaged the Jetski he had rented.

Pattaya, the 19th of February 2010 [PDN]: At approximately 8:00pm on
Friday, police Lieutenant Colonel Supphachai Puikumkaew (Pattaya
Police Investigator) was confronted by Mr. David John Marshall [62], a
British national. Mr. Marshall presented himself to Pattaya Police,
suffering from a severely swollen face, black eye and broken tooth. He
reported to police that he had been bashed by a group of Thai men
after hiring a Jetski from a Pattaya Beach operator close to Soi 13 on
Pattaya Beach Road.
Mr. Marshall explained that he was staying, with a group of friends,
at the Heaven Hotel in Soi 13, Pattaya Beach Road. Before the attack
occurred, Mr. Marshall and his 3 friends had been approached by a
group of Thai men who offered them to rent some jetskiís at a cost of
1,400 baht per person for 1 hour. Agreeing and paying the money the
group then rode the jetskiís around in Pattaya Bay for approximately 1
hour before returning to the beach.
It is alleged that once the group had returned the jetskiís the
operators inspected the vehicles, before explaining that Mr. Marshall
will have to pay for damages done to the bottom of the Jetski he was
riding. Mr. Marshall claims, that he calmly tried to explain to the
operator that he was not responsible for any damage evident on the
Jetski, as he had not been involved in an accident or hit anything in
the water. He subsequently refused to pay the man any money for the
damages.
The argument became very heated, ending with the three Thai Jetski
operators attacking Mr. Marshall before another two Thai men walking
past the incident also joined in on the attack. Mr. Marshall was able
to escape the onslaught, but not before being hit several times in the
face causing him numerous injuries.
Officers obtained Mr. Marshallís statement before sending him to the
Pattaya Memorial Hospital for treatment. An investigation will
commence in an attempt to apprehend the 5 offenders.
Note: The Pattaya Daily News team will investigate this incident
further in an attempt to uncover the whole story, which in our
opinion, at present appears rather vague.

News : Kong Siptis


 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brit tourist beaten and jailed by mistake [email protected] Asia 3 March 11th, 2009 04:19 AM
British tourist plane crash lands on Lanzarote runway Mel Amine Europe 1 October 31st, 2008 09:58 PM
U.S. Tourist Who Chased Muggers Beaten Pete Europe 16 August 10th, 2006 11:35 AM
Times: British tourists blamed for damage to turtles' haven Biwah Europe 2 February 17th, 2005 05:53 PM
Jamaica Tourist Areas Suffer Little Damage! Ray Goldenberg Cruises 1 September 14th, 2004 05:55 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004-2018 TravelBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.