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I was sitting in a bar in hua hin walking street, when suddenly i saw a thai man coming from next bar,
approach another asian man right in the middle of the street and smacking him few times on his face.
i thougth it is some account between two thai man when suddenly the thai man started talking to him in english,
searched his pockets and took out a passport. i got up to see what is going on and the thai man told me : "i am police
and this man touching woman". another thai man, the d.j. in the bar where i was sitting, came to help, grabbed
the asian tourist by his hand and forced him to sit, than started touching his ass !!
the tourist, maybe from bhutan (so said the "police" when he checked the passport),
looked completely shocked and very affraid. they took his wallet and smartphone and searched his pockets.
they did all this right in the middle of Hua hin walking street, taking their time.
i was quite shocked myself and aventually left the place.
now that i think about it, it seems like i saw a robbery in broad night ligjhts.
the two thai man felt free to abuse and hit the poor tourist; and propably felt free to do so
cause he was too drunk and....asian !!
i am sure they would never feel so relaxed to attack like that a farang.
it just made me feel how unsafe thailand can be.
any time, any thai man wearing black,  can approach me, smack me on my face few times,
say he is "police" and empty my pockets.
my question is: should i go to the police and report the case or just forget about it?
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What are you going to do?    Could you identify (or find!) any of these people again?  Any proof of what happened once they deny it?  What do you think it would accomplish?  It's too bad it happened, but creating bad blood and possibly making yourself a target for... what?

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Do you have a smartphone? If you though it might be a robbery or something else illegal then you could have filmed it...

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2 hours ago, Katia said:

What are you going to do?    Could you identify (or find!) any of these people again?  Any proof of what happened once they deny it?  What do you think it would accomplish?  It's too bad it happened, but creating bad blood and possibly making yourself a target for... what?

of course i can identify the attackers. one of them is, as i mentioned, the d.j. in the bar where i was sitting, the other propably the owner of next bar. those are two central bars in the walking street. i will never come back to sit there, but still, they attacked him , and maybe robbed him, so casually, so outragously, that i

think of reporting it to the police, cause the deal they ofer is : "we will smack and beat any tourist we don't see right". question is, can i tell it to the police, maybe tourist police, without identifying myself?

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1 hour ago, SCOTT FITZGERSLD said:

of course i can identify the attackers. one of them is, as i mentioned, the d.j. in the bar where i was sitting, the other propably the owner of next bar. those are two central bars in the walking street. i will never come back to sit there, but still, they attacked him , and maybe robbed him, so casually, so outragously, that i

think of reporting it to the police, cause the deal they ofer is : "we will smack and beat any tourist we don't see right". question is, can i tell it to the police, maybe tourist police, without identifying myself?

And *they* won't remember *you*-- you who saw this and even spoke with them, and then the law comes down on them right after-- regardless of whether the police know who you are?

 

Again, how are you going to prove this when they insist nothing of the sort happened?

 

It may not be right, but as someone else said, why open a can of worms when nothing is likely to come of it anyway?

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4 hours ago, Katia said:

And *they* won't remember *you*-- you who saw this and even spoke with them, and then the law comes down on them right after-- regardless of whether the police know who you are?

 

Again, how are you going to prove this when they insist nothing of the sort happened?

 

It may not be right, but as someone else said, why open a can of worms when nothing is likely to come of it anyway?

AS i mentioned, i am not a part in this case, just a witness.

and i don't care if "they" will remmeber me, cause i don't leave here,

i am just a tourist and propably will not come back to that city.

i just wonder, if i had to go to the police or just let it go...cause i 

did witness a crime...but that again, maybe one of "them" is really a police or

connected to corrupt policeman, and than i will be in trouble....

generally speaking, i wonder what to do in such case? to interfere, report

to police, or just to let go...i would'nt want everybody to stand and just

watch if someone will smack me repeatedly in the middle of the street...while

i am just a tourist...and than what does it say about thailand? that

a tourist can just get bitten like that in a busy street, and nobody 

will care ????

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On 12/14/2018 at 3:43 PM, SCOTT FITZGERSLD said:

AS i mentioned, i am not a part in this case, just a witness.

and i don't care if "they" will remmeber me, cause i don't leave here,

i am just a tourist and propably will not come back to that city.

i just wonder, if i had to go to the police or just let it go...cause i 

did witness a crime...but that again, maybe one of "them" is really a police or

connected to corrupt policeman, and than i will be in trouble....

generally speaking, i wonder what to do in such case? to interfere, report

to police, or just to let go...i would'nt want everybody to stand and just

watch if someone will smack me repeatedly in the middle of the street...while

i am just a tourist...and than what does it say about thailand? that

a tourist can just get bitten like that in a busy street, and nobody 

will care ????

I would report what you saw and have the cops make a report. 

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3 hours ago, Colabamumbai said:

I would report what you saw and have the cops make a report. 

report where? in the local police station? or tourist police?

or just on phone? i got the thai man photo, and his bar name,

but not sure how to report it, without getting myself in trouble.

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4 hours ago, Colabamumbai said:

I would report what you saw and have the cops make a report. 

Really? What are the chances of this cop paying a price for abusing his power? The only way that could possibly happen, is if someone filmed the entire event, posted it online, and it got millions of views. Then something might be done about it. Not to punish the cop. But, to make it look like they cared, due to losing face, and being humiliated and embarrassed on the world stage.

 

Never forget one thing about the Thai police. They are NOT law enforcement. They are franchisees. They are revenue collection. Most are above the law. 

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4 minutes ago, spidermike007 said:

Really? What are the chances of this cop paying a price for abusing his power? The only way that could possibly happen, is if someone filmed the entire event, posted it online, and it got millions of views. Then something might be done about it. Not to punish the cop. But, to make it look like they cared, due to losing face, and being humiliated and embarrassed on the world stage.

 

Never forget one thing about the Thai police. They are NOT law enforcement. They are franchisees. They are revenue collection. Most are above the law. 

i am sure the whole event got caught on CCTV as it happaned right in the middle of the walking street.

i am also sure one the the two thai man was a policeman or connected to police.

the only one thing i am not sure is...should i report it or not?

and if not, than is this how i should feel in thailand?

that i can be smacked and slapped in the middle of a busy street, and

maybe robbed out of my cash, and nothing will be done about it?

nobody will care?

and we are all in the same boat.

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15 minutes ago, Greyhat said:

Stay well out of it.

i am sure all people who saw it like me will stay well out of it.

i am not trying to be a hero or a saint here, just wonder

if there is nothing i can do about it, cause if i dont do about it,

than i accept the situation that i, as a tourist, can be smacked and robbed

in the middle of a busy walking street, and nobody will care. 

and than...what the hell am i doing here?

 

one funny thing in all this story, is that asian nerd tourist only crime was

to get too drunk. he was really so drunk and could not even walk straight, 

 

propably come from a safe country where people can walk drunk in the street,

and than the one attacks him is a ...bar owner !!

haha amazing thailand...

yet, not funny at all. makes me sick and tired of this country.

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On 12/14/2018 at 5:32 AM, neeray said:

There's a lot of conjecture in your story. I don't think you really know what went down.

 

If I were you, I'd just leave it alone. I think it might be a bit late now to go to the police. Best not to wake them up.

why late? wake up whom?

it happaned just few days ago.

they must have the CCTV.

problem is, i am affraid to go to police and report it, as

i heard it can get me also in troubles, if only being forced

to stay in thailand as a witness, waiting for trial...

so my question , is there any way i can report this case 

online, or on phone, i can give them all details including

time and place, and they can search the CCTV if they wish.

 

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You've witnessed a crime and you're probably a bit rattled by it, I understand that. If as you say there's CCTV footage the victim can decide whether or not he wants to file a police report. Carry yourself accordingly, don't get so drunk you lose control and you'll be fine mate. It's just one of those things.

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