UPDATE: Australian Man Involved in Patong Bar/Restaurant Fight Arrested

Patong –

An Australian customer has been arrested after being involved in fighting with the foreign staff of a bar/restaurant in Patong.

Our previous story:

A wild brawl involving both foreign staff of a bar/restaurant and foreign tourists went viral in Phuket, Thailand.

Now for the update:

The Patong Police told the Phuket Express on Tuesday (March 28th) that they have arrested a man identified only as Mr. Karen, 34, Australian national.

Mr. Karen, who was a customer at the restaurant, was disappointed and upset that he had to wait for food and threw a bottle at foreign staffers who were legally working identified only as Mr. ALOMARI, 25, Jordanian national and Mr. Ahmed, 26, Egyptian national before the fight started.

Karen reportedly admitted to starting the altercation but blamed alcohol and said it was out of character for him.

Both parties apologized to each other but the Patong Police told the Phuket Express that all would face charges of fighting and possible yellow or red cards under a new classification system for misbehaving foreigners being tested in Phuket.

The following video may disturb sensitive viewers, viewer discretion is advised.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, owned by our parent company TPN media.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.