Pattaya police station arrested Mr.Chantakarn Somparndee age 19 transgender from Lampang.
The police arrested and brought them in for interrogation concerning pickpocketing Mr. Daryl Chin’s age 31 Singaporean on the Walking Street Pattaya.
Mr.Chin was a journalist from Singapore on holiday in Pattaya. Before the incident he and his friend were in a pub on the walking street.
When they left the pub and walked out on the street they ran into ten trans women, standing there, like waiting to sell themselves. They came to smooch and hug him, but he and his friend didn’t pay attention and tried to walk away.
Suddenly he noticed that his wallet had been pick pocketed. He tried to get it back but the transgender’s were sending his wallet from one to another and they got away.
Mr. Chin and his friend managed to catch two of them: Mr.Chantakarn, the transgender and his friend. They took the duo to the police station.
Later Mr.Chantakarn agreed that she would call her Lao transgender friend who ran away with the wallet. Mr.Chantakarn would bring back the wallet to the owner provided the victim and the police would drop the charges.
The Singaporean’s wallet was returned but 4,000 baht and a credit card was missing, however he did not press charges.