A violent and extortionate Pattaya motorcycle-taxi motorist was detained after threatening 2 immigrants over 40 baht.
Worapol Naroj, a chauffeur from the Pattaya Night Bazar stand, was nabbed April 13 on 2nd Roadway at Soi 6/1 after passersby intervened in the tried attack.
Alexander Somsan, 31, stated he saw Worapol pull a knife while yelling at travelers. Cops were called and the conflict ended without additional violence.
Cops stated Worapol had actually gotten the 2 immigrants on Central Roadway and took them to Soi 6, a range that, by law, need to cost just 15 baht an individual. Rather, Worapol charged each traveler 80 baht.
The immigrants misinterpreted and believed the overall fare for the 2 was 80 baht and, appropriately, declined to send to the rate gouging.
Pattaya and Chonburi transportation authorities have actually come a cropper to manage motorcycle-taxi rates, without any motorists charging the lawfully set fares and authorities and transportation authorities not doing anything to avoid the rate gouging.