Lady Boy Danger
The door of the room was open and he entered to find an old man with his feet and wrists tied up with bed sheets.
The man was 80 year old Mr. Christopher Cockburn from England. He had a very serious wound on the back of his head and cuts on his arms and shoulder. Mr. Cockburn told the volunteer that 2 lady boys had attacked him.
He stated that he knew the boys very well because one of them named Joe, is his partner. The other lady boy is 19 year old Nicky, who is Joe’s friend. An ambulance from Bangkok Hospital Pattaya arrived at the scene about 10 minutes after being informed and Mr. Cockburn was taken away. The police arrived about 5 minutes later and the foreign police volunteer passed on the information to the police officers for a possible arrest.
Then about 10 pm the police were informed by staff from Big C, South Pattaya that a boy had come in to shop for a large amount of items and his signature did not match the one on the credit card.
It turned out to be Nicky, who when officers arrested him, was in possession of many credit cards, 1,500 Baht in cash, items belonging to Mr. Cockburn and amazingly also the knife.
Nicky told the police that he assisted his friend Joe by hitting the man with a plank and tied him up while Joe stabbed him. He said that Joe got to know Mr. Cockburn through the Internet and had met many times; but this time they were in dire need of money so decided to rob the man of his possessions.
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