Two Russian Men Arrested for Spraying Graffiti in Patong, Both Blame Cannabis for Their Actions


In Patong, two Russian nationals were apprehended on Monday, March 25th, for vandalism involving spray painting.

According to the Patong Police, as reported by the Phuket Express, the incident occurred on Saturday, March 23rd, around 9:00 PM. Witnesses observed two men defacing a footpath and a restaurant sign on Phra Baramee Road with the letters ‘HRDSRT’ and then quickly leaving the scene.

Utilizing CCTV footage, the police were able to locate their residence at an apartment on Thaweewogn Road in Patong. The suspects, identified as 23-year-old Mr. Evgenii and 22-year-old Mr. Oleg, were detained two days later.

During questioning, the individuals confessed to the act of vandalism, stating they were under the influence of cannabis at the time. They have since been conveyed to the Patong Police Station to face legal consequences for their actions and have expressed remorse for their behavior.

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.