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"Taxi Mafia" blamed in attack on family in pick-up in Pattaya

 

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A family went to Pattaya police after a taxi driver attacked their pick-up with a sparta knife yesterday.

 

The incident happened at the Grand Intersection on Thepprasit Road after earlier trouble at Jomtien Beach. 

 

Wanna Khenaran had arrived with five members of her family to enjoy a day out at the beach but she said that trouble brewed when a man there started eyeing members of the family.

 

The man was asked what his problem was and after rocks were picked up and it looked like the family was being threatened a friend of Wanna's younger brother went after the man. 

 

A fist fight ensued and when the other man was unable to fight back he was seen making a phone call. 

 

Fearing worse trouble the family decided to go home but at the intersection a taxi pulled up at the red light and the driver - who Wanna thought was probably the father of the original man in the fight - got out and aimed two blows with a sparta knife to the driver's side window. 

 

Pattaya police are investigating. 

 

Ruk Siam News used the term "taxi mafia" in their story. 

 

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6 minutes ago, Henrik Andersen said:

Police do absolutely nothing here

They were all on the railway line bypass rd looking for drunk drivers!

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3 hours ago, SammyT said:

In what other civilised country would a group of taxi drivers get away with this behaviour? They were resistant to Uber because they thought they were being undercut, but in reality, Uber drivers just had nicer and safer cars and charged a fair rate for their trips. 

 

I generally avoid Thai taxis at all costs for these reasons. No seatbelts, excessive speeds and attempts to renegotiate fares or meter usage once the journey is underway. 

I urge my visiting friends to avoid them and use Uber. Pattaya taxis are a pox on Pattaya and present a bad image for Thailand. Afterall, the damaged image is all that matters in order to get action.

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53 minutes ago, jacko45k said:
1 hour ago, Henrik Andersen said:

Police do absolutely nothing here

They were all on the railway line bypass rd looking for drunk drivers!

They should do it on beach road mostly all Thais sit drinking and driving home drunk so just because few police make a check point it is not going to change anything if they not do it on the right spot 

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