On Wednesday, 2 Macao tourists walked into the Pattaya Police Station and filed a complaint, that they were assaulted and beaten by a jet ski operator who was claiming damages of 100,000 baht.
The two tourists were Mr. Man Tek Lei, aged 21, and Mr. Ka Hong Un, aged 22. They reported to Police via an interpreter that they traveled to Thailand after their school semester closed, and this was their first time in Thailand. They chose to visit the world tourist destination, Pattaya. They rented a Jet Ski at the beach in front of the Bay Walk Hotel in South Pattaya. After 45 minutes on the jet ski, the Jet Ski operator called them to go ashore.
Once they were on land the Jet Ski operators informed them that there was damage to the Jet Ski. They recalled that they did not hit anything during their Jet Ski ride. The operator claimed damages of 100,000, which they thought was ludicrous. They then told the operator to settle the damages at the Pattaya Police Station.
At Police Station the damages were bargained down to 15,000 Baht, but they had only 8,000 Baht in their pocket. So they made another bargain of 7,000 Baht, keeping 1,000 Baht for food, but the Jet Ski operator did not accept, so the Police then made a report.
After Police report had been made, the fellows from Macao thought everything was settled. They then went back to their hotel and went out for a meal. When they went back to the hotel, they were approached and attacked by 2 Thai men, the Jet Ski operators. Out of fear of more retribution, they then went to Police Station again and filed a complaint. The two victims further stated that after this matter finished, they would never come back to Thailand .
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