PATTAYA — Police in the resort town of Pattaya said Thursday they are looking for a man who assaulted a Chilean national and left him with a broken nose.
Salvatore Andres Castromedina, 24, said he asked a man who appeared to be a motorcycle taxi driver for a ride to Soi Buakhao from Walking Street at around 2am Thursday. In a CCTV footage of the incident released by the police, the unidentified man then struck and kicked Castromedina until he was bloodied.
“I said I wanted to go to Soi Buakhao, and he just –” Castromedina said at Pattaya Police Station, imitating sounds of him being assaulted.
The security camera footage shows the man with a reflective jacket slapping and kicking Castromedina in the face multiple times, while taking swigs from a bottle.
Police Lt. Col. Nuttawat Ploenchit of Pattaya Police Station said by phone that investigators were still trying to determine the identity of the assailant.
Castromedina suffered a broken nose from the assault and his white shirt was covered in blood when he came to talk to the police with the help of an interpreter.