A motorbike taxi driver, who is a prime suspect in a morning assault, has been arrested eight hours after appearing to assault a Chilean man on Pattaya Walking Street early this morning (February 25th).
Mr. Salvatore Andres Castromedina, 24, a Chilean national, filed a report regarding the alleged assault around 2:00 A.M. this morning to Captain Puttarak Sornkamharn of the Pattaya City Police. He had broken his nose and his clothes and face were covered in blood.
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As for the latest update at 10:00 A.M, the Pattaya City Police Chief Colonel Pisit Poonsap along with Lieutenant Colonel Somboon Euasamanmaitree of the Pattaya Tourist Police have arrested a Thai national, Mr. Amorn ‘Jeab’ Boonmee. He was arrested at a house in Soi Bonkai in Nongprue. Police used the CCTV footage to identify and track the suspect to his home, according to Police Chief Pisit Poonsap.
Police seized the taxi motorbike shirt that he was allegedly wearing when he attacked the Chilean man. Mr. Boonmee has not released a public statement to the Pattaya press and it is unknown if he has secured the services of a lawyer at this time.
Police have yet to reveal the exact reason why the taxi motorbike driver attacked the Chilean man as the investigation continues. Mr. Castromedina told the press he was trying to arrange a taxi to Soi Buakhao and that the conversation had been calm when the motorbike driver appears to attack him without provocation. The CCTV footage appears to back up this statement.