A drunk foreign tourist in his mid-twenties, whose nationality has not been revealed, reportedly had his wallet (or bag?) pickpocketed by a ladyboy on Pattaya Soi 7 late Friday night.
The incident was captured on CCTV at Shooters Bar where the young man had earlier been drinking with friends.
Pattaya One reports that following a night of heavy drinking at the popular coyote bar, the “heavily intoxicated” tourist
stumbled outside the bar in order to smoke a cigarette when he encountered a ladyboy who proceeded to steal his wallet. He then left on a motorbike driven by a second ladyboy who was waiting, with the engine running, nearby.
PDN report that the ladyboy “snatched his bag”.
While police were immediately notified and rushed to the crime scene, the drunk victim, for some strange reason, preferred not to proceed with the case but simply “walked away”. Nonetheless, Pattaya One adds, police urged the media to publicize the story as a warning to other unsuspecting tourists and to
highlight the ever-present dangers of ladyboys and other criminal elements who prey on vulnerable foreign tourists around Pattaya city.
We’re happy to follow suit. While we know that many of our readers have a secret or not-so-secret crush on katoeys (which is perfectly fine), the legions of low-life ladyboys roaming the streets of Pattaya after dark can be a real pain in the rear at times and the crime rate among those creatures of the night appears to be constantly rising. Watch out, especially when you’ve had one too many.
Pattaya Daily News also have a video report: