A 54-year-old tourist from Malaysia was pickpocketed by a ladyboy at the XO Club on Walking Street in the wee small hours of Thursday morning. Fortunately for the victim, the suspect was soon arrested by tourist police and the wallet returned to its rightful owner.
According to Pattaya One, Mr Peter Yang Worn Ping had spent the night at the popular cabaret club when he was suddenly approached and felt up by a ladyboy “in what appeared to be a friendly way.”
Only after the suspect had released him and walked off he noticed that his wallet containing 6,280 Thai Baht in cash was missing from his trouser pocket.
Fortunately for the Malaysian tourist, the 24-year-old ladyboy had also been spotted by security guards at the venue who detained him and handed him over to tourist police. Luckily, no money was missing from the wallet yet either.
Despite the relatively happy ending, the katoey was charged with theft and faces, well, a few months in jail.