Police in Thailand detained a naked and apparently intoxicated American tourist who allegedly grabbed a Thai girl by the neck and punched her in the face.
The incident took place in the popular beach town of Pattaya around 4 a.m., according to the Bangkok Post.
The girl, 38-year-old Sirilak Hongruchiko, told authorities that the man ran naked and intoxicated from a hotel in South Pattaya and grabbed her as she was going home from her job as a cashier in a bar. He held her by the neck and took her to a nearby 7-Eleven store.
When Ms. Sirilak tried to fight back the man punched her and broke her tooth. She screamed for help and several policemen arrived at the scene. It took them some 10 minutes to convince the man to let the girl go.
The man was identified as an African-American tourist whose first name is Kenwell (surname not given).
The American was detained at the police station but was in no condition to be questioned at the time due to his intoxicated state, said police authorities.
Some reports suggested someone may have spiked the man’s drinks with a drug. Image/Google Images