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    US soldier attacked by 'fake' watch sellers in Pattaya




    Bar patrons watch a fight between an American soldier and a group of Thai men allegedly selling counterfeit watches in Pattaya, in CCTV footage filmed on Saturday. (Photo by Chaiyot Pupattanapong)

    Chon Buri: An American soldier who attended the multinational Cobra Gold Military exercise earlier this month was beaten by a group of street hawkers allegedly selling counterfeit watches in Pattaya in an incident captured on video on Saturday.

    The 1-minute, 40 second clip of the brawl was uploaded on a Facebook page registered under the name of Julie Wolstencroft on Saturday.

    The footage shows a foreigner and two Thai men shoving each other, with others trying to separate them, in front of a bar on the Pattaya beach road, close to Muang Pattaya police station. A group of Thai men then surround the foreigner and beat him.



    The incident is said to have taken place at 5pm on Saturday.

    Police nearby arrived quickly and questioned both sides. Officers said the foreigner is an American soldier who was on holiday in Pattaya after attending the 37th Cobra Gold exercises held from Feb 13 to 23 in Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Chachoengsao.

    While having a drink in the bar, the foreigner was approached by watch sellers who were aggressively trying to make a sale, leading to a brawl, the officers said. The foreigner was initially punched in the face and then fought back, according to the officers. The group of watch sellers then assaulted him.

    Observers said foreigners are commonly targeted by hawkers selling counterfeit watches. When foreigners refuse to buy the watches, saying they are not authentic, the sellers sometimes become angry and make threats. The problem has not yet been seriously addressed by authorities, according to observers.

    https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/gen...ers-in-pattaya

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    what is it that makes people take video in portrait mode ?

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    time on their hands, don't give it a second thought?

    Perhaps the esteemed falang miffed he'd been short timed?

    America is such a peaceful society they haven't inbaded anywhere or murdered school kids for hours

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    Watch out for yourself, watch the watch scammers watching you. Whatch ye gonna do. Watch.

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    In the vid it looks like one or two sellers got seriously slapped, hopefully for the soldier he acted on self-defence.

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    Back few years when the Yingluck's govt was not lucky enough to persuade democrats for handing the U-Tapao airport to US Army for their "meteorological" research, Pentagon has threatened to no longer to exercise the Cobra Gold in Thailand as usually every year.

    Obviously, it has not been found a better venue for that peaceful event, neither a better venue for the soldiers relaxation...

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    A group of watch sellers. The cowardly bastards don't do one on one. David44..fuck you.

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    I will be in pattaya this weekend,might by myself a watch.

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    ^ Mai ow. Kap!

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    Pattaya version of mma?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobo746 View Post
    I will be in pattaya this weekend,might by myself a watch.
    Where will you be? I will watch out for you!

    I will be watching the cricket in the Boxing Roo on third Road.

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    dill - where are the pics you post hosted

    I have not seen any of them for at least a month

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farang Ky Ay View Post
    In the vid it looks like one or two sellers got seriously slapped, hopefully for the soldier he acted on self-defence.
    Lucky he's around to spin his Rambo-like tale.

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    I always thought it's illegal to sell fake watches, but then some say prostitution is also illegal which is why it doesn't exist in the world's biggest brothel.

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    I read that the assault was triggered by the American throwing a watch to the floor.

    You can't do that anywhere but maybe the seller was too pushy, forcing his items in his prospective client's hand..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farang Ky Ay View Post
    I read that the assault was triggered by the American throwing a watch to the floor.

    You can't do that anywhere but maybe the seller was too pushy, forcing his items in his prospective client's hand..

    You hardly find such forcible seller here in Thailand. Mostly - even if after long negotiation and checking the seller does not make any deal - he will let you leave with a smile...

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    Thuggery and buggery is always a combustible mix

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    In Cowboy they're usually wobblyheads, so you can get rid of them easily by simply asking to see their work permit...

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    A surefire wind up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    You hardly find such forcible seller here in Thailand. Mostly - even if after long negotiation and checking the seller does not make any deal - he will let you leave with a smile...

    I agree, actually meet some of them, puting their items in your hands, insisting despite you saying no, and eventually getting angry at you when you don't buy even after the great discount offered...as if he didn't hear me say no/mai ao kap from the start and repeatedly during his speech then snatching back the items as if I took them in the first place...rare but that happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    In Cowboy they're usually wobblyheads, so you can get rid of them easily by simply asking to see their work permit...
    I thought the wobblyheads in cowboy sold peanuts?

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    Suits mainly

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