Release > 'Fear and Loathing in Pattaya' released!
'Fear and Loathing in Pattaya' released! (16 Apr 2012 23:32)
“It was pretty friggin’ unreal I can tell you, mate. I was on the way home after closing the bar, and when I got to that intersection at the top of the hill, there were cars coming from the opposite direction so I prepared to stop. As I slowed down I looked in the rear view mirror as a motorbike with two riders onboard, pulled out from behind my Hilux. They slowly moved up alongside so I glanced over and noticed they were both wearing full face helmets. I came to a halt at the intersection and they stopped next to the driver’s door. The pillion passenger then reached into his jacket and pulled out a pistol. It was all like slow motion then. I was just staring at him and the next thing I know I’m looking down the barrel of a gun. I guess a bit of self preservation clicked into gear and I ducked towards the passenger’s seat as he fired. Unfortunately a round hit me in the top of the shoulder. It’s a bloody good thing the Hilux is an auto. I was lying across the passenger’s seat and because I still had the vehicle in gear, and my foot over the accelerator, I just floored it. The problem was that I couldn’t see where I was going and ploughed into a vehicle coming up from the right. With the extra witnesses around the shooter boys took off. The cops arrived about ten minutes later and brought me straight here.”
Another night in Pattaya and another foreigner gunned down in a seemingly random drive by shooting. But is it random and what were the motivations behind the intended hit? Will the gunmen be apprehended and who stands to gain from the death of the intended victim?
The LOS Diaries: Part One (28 Jun 2012 03:55) You may be humored, shocked and even angered but, ultimately, you’ll come to realize that there is no other country in the world like Thailand, the Land Of Smiles.