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

Pattaya Police yesterday arrested a Thai bike taxi rider after he became a knife-wielding thug after a row with two overseas passengers over fare prices. According to reports, the taxi driver threatened to kill both foreigners during the altercation.
The incident kicked off on Pattaya Second Road close to Soi 6/1 early yesterday night. Frenzy received a name a few bike taxi rider waving a knife at international vacationers. The man, who was round 50-60 years outdated and carrying an orange motorbike taxi uniform, was captured on camera by passersby trying to assault two unidentified international males with a knife. Several individuals, both Thai and overseas, tried to intervene to stop him.
Following the report, the Pattaya Police rapidly arrested the suspect, identified as Worapol Naroj, who operates as a motorbike 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 person, half of the initially agreed upon fare of 80 baht per individual. Dark of the overseas passengers is currently unknown.
An eyewitness, 31 12 months old Alessandro Somsaen, who was current on the scene, stated that a battle broke out between the suspect and the foreigners while he was celebrating Songkran close to the highway.
Somsaen informed police how the suspect chased the foreigners around and attempted to stab them with a knife, but luckily, several folks got here 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 authorized motion will be taken towards the suspect, and his license and skill to function as a motorbike taxi driver will also be affected.
Taxi riders are never far from the information in Pattaya, whether it is a half of a taxi mafia dispute or one other misdemeanor.
Late final year 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 attempt to hold her from falling off his motorcycle.
In January, a bunch of taxi mafias allegedly assaulted two Pattaya Bolt drivers while solely last week considerations had been raised about rushing autos on Beach Road in Pattaya following an accident involving a motorcyclist..

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