Berserking tourist smashes up Pattaya 7-Eleven, injures others

A foreign national mid-rampage inside a Pattaya 7-Eleven, at left, and police inspecting the aftermath, at right.
A foreign national mid-rampage inside a Pattaya 7-Eleven, at left, and police inspecting the aftermath, at right.

A foreign national was arrested after he went on a convenience store rampage early this morning in the beachside city Pattaya and has so far refused to cooperate with police. 

At 4am, Pattaya police were alerted to a tourist who entered a 7-Eleven on Walking Street where he proceeded to destroy merchandise and ran into the glass door, shattering it with his body. 

The man also injured store cashier Kanya Inpanon, who was cut with the broken glass. When a motorbike taxi named Naranon tried to stop him, the tourist headbutted him.

The suspect, who has yet to be identified, then ran to another convenience store, where police officers took him into custody. 

The tourist received a cut to his right hand and left leg. He was sent for treatment at the Pattaya City Hospital before being transferred to Pattaya Police Station. 

While reports indicated the man was Russian, Pattaya police told Coconuts this morning that his nationality could not be confirmed as he was not carrying identification. 

Police said late this morning that the man, between 35 and 40, has “not been cooperative.” An officer said the man appeared intoxicated but didn’t know if he was drunk or high on drugs. 



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