Two GoGo bars on Soi 7 and Soi 8 were raided late Saturday night as police appear to be continuing some kind of selective crackdown on GoGo Bars and “lewd show entertainment” in an attempt to clean up Pattaya’s seedy image.
The raids on the two Silver Star A-GoGo’s which are virtually located just around the corner from Pattaya Police Station were allegedly inspired by “several reports that sex shows were being performed” at the venues. (Another possibility is certainly that the owners forgot to pay their tea money in time.)
They also came on the heels of a surprise visit by the Boys in Brown at the popular Windmill A-GoGo earlier this week, during which an elderly Briton was caught in the act with a “private dancer” in a short-time room on the premises.
So what dirty secrets behind closed doors did the police uncover on Soi 7 and Soi 8?
An elderly British couple in their Sixties were attacked by a bar girl on Soi 8 last night after they refused to pay their bar bill in full. Why they did so? Because the drinks in the beer bar weren’t quite as cheap as in 7-Eleven or Family Mart and the nutcases felt ripped off or something.
The incident happened at Patsy beer bar on Soi 8 off Pattaya Beach Road and left the 63-year-old husband with a nasty looking black eye and a cut to his forehead.
A video of the attack which shows the bar worker kicking and punching the elderly guy and even smashing her shoe over his head as she’s chasing the group of tourists down the Soi has been uploaded to the Internet and can be viewed here.
A seemingly traditional massage shop on Soi Chalermprakiat 25 (as far as we know that’s Soi Chaiyapoon just off Soi Buakhao) was raided after police had received a number of reports that the venue was offering “extra” services also provided by underage girls.
After verifying these rumours through the help of a foreign undercover agent armed with 1,500 Baht in marked banknotes the 43-year-old manageress/owner of the shop was arrested and charged with a number of offences including human trafficking and luring and offering underage girls for sex.