Wild Condo Brawl Between British Tourists and Transgenders in Phuket Leads to Multiple Injuries

Patong –

Three transgender people and three foreign men have been injured after an unsuccessful negotiation over pricing for companionship at a condominium in Karon in Mueang Phuket.

Captain Surasak Sudmueang of the Karon Police was notified of the incident at a condominium in Karon at 4:00 A.M. on Thursday morning (February 22nd) before arriving at the condominium. Foreign men, reportedly British, told police that they contacted three transgenders in Patong to come to their condominium at 3:00 A.M for companionship and to hang out. The men allegedly agreed to give the transgenders 4,000 baht each for their time.

The three transgender people arrived in the room at the condominium but the three foreign men only gave 2,000 baht to one of the transgenders. They then asked the other two transgenders to leave the room and refused to pay them. The transgenders became angry at the foreigners before they started a verbal argument which escalated to a physical argument, with the transgenders continuing to demand payment for their time.

The three transgenders told police that the three foreign men allegedly attacked them first. One of the transgenders used a kitchen knife, slashing one of the foreign men in the leg, but claimed this was to protect themself from the foreigners and was in self-defense.

The British men, however, claimed the transgenders had started the altercation by throwing objects around the condo and forcefully trying to take their wallets which allegedly caused the British men to defend themselves. The British men also denied any sort of verbal contract on payment.

One of the foreigners sustained an injury to his leg from a slash wound. Additionally, one of the transgenders had injured her head and arm. The other two foreign men and two transgenders sustained minor injuries.

The Karon Police are continuing their investigation for further legal action. The names of those involved in the brawl were withheld by police.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.