Bangkok motorbike taxi driver assaulted by teenage boys
A motorcycle taxi driver was brutally offensive by teenagers from the Thon Buri district bangkok. He says he had to fake death to save his own life, though that seems like a bit of a stretch considering the man is notorious for being a troublemaker.
The teenagers who assaulted the man turned themselves in to police yesterday saying they had taken revenge because the biker tried to assault their pregnant friend.
The 45-year-old motorcyclist, Chatchai Angkasorn, has sought help from non-profit organization Sai Mai Survive, saying he was attacked by a group of teenagers on October 6 and 13.
Chatchai said the teenagers attacked him just for looking at them, adding that he had never had problems with anyone in the past.
Chatchai said the teenagers attacked him with knives, wooden sticks and other tools, adding that he pretended to die to get them arrested before fleeing the scene.
The attack left Chatchai with a broken left arm, bruises on his body and five stitches to his head. Since the brutal attack, he says he was afraid to go anywhere for fear of being attacked again.
Chatchai filed a complaint at Samre police station after the first attack, then filed a complaint at Bukkalo police station after the second assault. Chatchai believes he was assaulted by the same group of people both times.
Police told Channel 7 that Chatchai’s criminal record revealed he had clashed with other people three times in the past.
He smashed a resident’s motorbike in Soit Taksin 21 in August, fought with a Ratchawarin Temple parking attendant in September, and smashed a parked Mercedez-Benz in Ratchawarin Temple on September 30 because he was drunk.
Yesterday, eight teenagers and three others aged 20 to 30 went to the police at the Samre police station to give their version of the facts.
Parents of some of the teenagers have informed police that the motorcyclist is a troublemaker and often gets into arguments with people in the community.
The teenagers admitted they attacked the rider, but said they were provoked. They claim the biker tried to slap their eight-month-pregnant friend on October 5. The woman does not dare to come out after the incident.
According to Khaosod, the police have not yet charged anyone as they are still investigating.