Pattaya motorbike 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 overseas passengers over fare prices. According to stories, the taxi driver threatened to kill each foreigners during the altercation.
The incident kicked off on Pattaya Second Road close to Soi 6/1 early yesterday evening. Pattaya Police received a name about a motorcycle taxi rider waving a knife at overseas vacationers. The man, who was round 50-60 years outdated and carrying an orange motorcycle taxi uniform, was captured on digicam by passersby attempting to assault two unidentified foreign males with a knife. Several people, each Thai and overseas, tried to intervene to cease him.
Following the report, the Pattaya Police shortly arrested the suspect, recognized as Worapol Naroj, who operates as a bike 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 forty baht per particular person, half of the initially agreed upon fare of eighty baht per particular person. The id of the foreign passengers is presently unknown.
An eyewitness, 31 12 months old Alessandro Somsaen, who was present at the scene, mentioned that a struggle broke out between the suspect and the foreigners whereas he was celebrating Songkran near the street.
Somsaen informed police how the suspect chased the foreigners around and tried to stab them with a knife, but luckily, several people came to the foreigners’ rescue and helped to defuse the scenario. 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 operate as a bike taxi driver may even be affected.
Taxi riders are never removed from the information in Pattaya, whether or not it’s part of a taxi mafia dispute or another misdemeanor.
Late final year a bike taxi rider in Pattaya was arrested after he allegedly sexually harassed his passenger, a Thai singer named Yanawut “Pearja” Jarearnartiput. Straightforward denied the allegation claiming he touched the girl in an try and maintain her from falling off his motorbike.
In January, a gaggle of taxi mafias allegedly assaulted two Pattaya Bolt drivers while solely last week considerations had been raised about dashing autos on Beach Road in Pattaya following an accident involving a motorcyclist..

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