Intoxicated Foreigner Stopped by Karon Police Using Taser – Video

Karon, Thailand- An intoxicated Russian man drew the attention of the Karon Police due to his disruptive behavior in front of a hotel. The police arrived at the scene after receiving a notification on Tuesday, March 26th, just before midnight.

The man, identified as Mr. Aleksandr Tolstov, was unable to communicate effectively due to language barriers and intoxication. Despite attempts to calm him down, the situation escalated, leading the police to use a taser to subdue him. During the struggle, two officers sustained minor injuries. The Russian man was subsequently taken to a hospital for further evaluation.

This came after Mr. Aleksandr had allegedly caused a major disturbance at a nearby hotel, fighting other tourists and causing property damage. Video footage appears to show him fighting other Russian tourists, although the reason for the altercation is still unknown.

The video has since gone viral on social media here.

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.