there was a big incident earlier this year,Paparazzi wrote:If this 'Looney" had managed to get his hand on a machete for cutting coconuts this situation could have been a potential nightmare. He was having conversations with the angels and often would have his arms outstretched to the heavens. He was completely out of his tree.
The question is if there was ever a major incident on the beach what would be the police response time?
The police seem to have large numbers around the Golden Lions and there is always 10-20 cops further towards the town but the beach where most of the tourists are seems off the radar.
Is it every man for himself on the beach?
a massage lady was going round the beach offering massages (as they do) went over to some khmer tourists on the sunbeds and they asked how much, to which she said $7 (the going rate) but the drunk khmers started kicking off asking why she give them tourist price and not local price, and said some nasty things and upset her, so she went off, 5minutes later her husband and brother in law comes marching down to the beach, get into an argument with the drunk khmers, big fight kicks off (2 vs.3) and breaks out onto the path (outside the bar on the corner of the junction halfway down the beach where that little road leads up to the tourist police station) bottles are getting smashed over heads beer glasses are getting clonked on heads, theyre all covered in blood, the fight lasted maybe about 3-5 minutes, the tourist police eventually turn up (they only had to walk maybe 100m) about 5-10mins after the fight has finished with their rifles etc, i think there was only 1 of them, and there was one guy left (i think the brother in law) who was covered in blood, who spoke with the coppers