PATTAYA – August 4, 2012 [PDN]; At 9 p.m., Pol. Lt. Capt. Samran Kamwattana, investigation officer of Muang Pattaya police station, received a report of a man claiming to be a copyright agent assaulting a masseuse at the Bagga Massage parlor, located at 124/93 behind the Mit car company, south Pattaya, moo 10 Nongprue, Banglamung.
Police went to check the Bagga Massage parlor. Waiting for them were the victim, Ms. Jantra Jumjan, 29, and an eyewitness, Mr. Jutharom Mangkang, 40.
Mr. Jutharom told police that a man who said he was a copyright agent came into the massage parlor and said he had to check the international song being played in the premises.
A female masseuse thought this seemed unsafe, so she called Mr. Jutharom to help because he lived next door. Then two other men showed up. One of them said he was a police officer, so Mr. Jutharom asked the man to show his government documents, so he could copy it.
But the man refused and pushed Mr. Jutharom, so he fell. But as he was falling, Ms. Jantra ran to protect his head from crashing on the ground, so the other man shoved her and slapped her many times.When Mr. Jutharom called the police, all the men rode away on motorcycles.
When Ms. Jantra went to report the incident at the Muang Pattaya police station, she saw the man that hurt her in another group. The man confirmed to a journalist at the station that he did go to the massage parlor to check the song copyright. But the man said Mr. Jutharom had pushed his chest first, so they got into mild fight, but he did not hurt the woman.
However, a check of the police daily record revealed that a previous request was made to police for authorization to check on the Bagga Massage shop for song copyright violations.
The request was made by Mr. Payungsak Chaipanwiriyaporn, 36, living at 67/9 moo 9, Nongbua, Nakornsawan.
Mr. Payungsak said he was the agent of Intermusic Copyright Co. Lt., and reported to Pol. Maj. Col. Kriangkrai Buakla, investigation officer, that he wanted to check the Bagga Massage shop because he suspected the shop of playing copyright songs without permission.
Pol. Maj. Col. Kriangkrai, confirmed that Mr. Payungsak had come to the police station about the matter, but the police had not authorized him to act independently to check and process copyright violations.
Pol. Lt. Col. Samran said when the victims came to notify them about the two cases of invasion of a premise and abusing an employee, the police showed her pictures of the suspects. She pointed at the picture of Mr.Payungsak and insisted that he was the one who hurt her.
The police sent Ms. Jantra to Banglamung hospital to check her body for injuries and document the evidence. They will invite Mr. Payungsak and everyone related to the case for another investigation and to come to a resolution of the case.