A 50-year-old Danish expat drinking at a beer bar on Pattaya Beach Road was threatened with a knife late Saturday night after he refused to buy a counterfeit watch from an underage street vendor.
Pattaya One News reports that Mr. Lars Jensen, the owner of a kitchen utensil business in Thailand, had been drinking at the bar with his wife and some friends
when the vendor approached and offered the watches for sale. Mr. Jensen refused to purchase a watch which angered the vendor who produced the knife and threatened harm to Mr. Jensen.
The 16-year-old watch vendor initially ran away but was arrested moments later on Pattaya Beach Road – still in possession of the knife thought to have been used in the incident.