It is now 6:21 AM here in my hotel room in April Suites. Instead of being sound asleep I'm extremely upset after the events of the past few hours. So instead of going to bed I decided to document the events of the past few hours so maybe some of you can benefit from its conclusions. I apologize if it is a bit too detailed and boring but I am writing it fresh from my memory and would rather include all the boring details. Also, English is not my first Language, so forgive me for any mistakes. This is of course my side of the story, but I’ll try and keep it as objective as possible and let you guys decide for yourselves what to make of it. Some of the warning signs seemed perfectly harmless at the time, but I’m including them since in retrospect they do seem as warning signs.
First, let’s start with some background: I own two cameras, a Canon DSLR (450D) and a compact Olympus VG-120 which is lighter than my iPhone and costs around 150 USD. I own them both as they are complementary to each other. My DSLR cannot shoot movies and the Olympus both shoots 720p movies and fits in my pocket to go anywhere I go to.
Today (or actually yesterday) I got to Pattaya around 6PM after a night flight. For my first night I planned on going to sleep rather early and planned on a GG from a Go-Go to join me for the night. I spent the evening going to several gogos around walking street, but all the girls I picked either quoted a too high price for a LT (3000 baht) or did not want to go for a LT. I exited my last Go-Go at 3AM in a rather drunken state about to head to insomnia to finally find the girl to spend the night with.
On my way a cute youngish girl approached me who soon turned out to be a femboy. Her English was quite bad but she said she wanted to “take care” of me. She said her name was Suzy, that she is from Korat and that it was her first day in Pattaya (or second, since she alternated between today and two day). When asked how much said “up to you”, after I asked her again she said 500 baht and she could stay with me until tomorrow if I wanted. Despite my original plan of getting a GG for my first night this seemed like a good opportunity so I decided to go with. After verifying she had her ID card with her we took a motorbike taxi straight to my room at the April suites.
She left her ID at the reception and we went up to the room. She asked to take a picture of the two of us with her Blackberry and this followed to be a “model shoot” of her. I took almost a 100 pictures with my DSLR and several more (and some movies) with my compact camera. I have to say that despite the language barrier the atmosphere was great, we drank and danced together and we were both happy. She said she was only in town for a few days and planned to go home to Korat to be a hair dresser. In the bed she seemed to be a bit inexperienced, and mostly wanted me to suck her. She even took my Olympus camera and took a video of me doing it. When I fucked her she was in great pain and I gave up after a short while, took a quick shower and had her suck me off instead. Since she was in such genuine pain I asked her if I was her and she said I was (but she might have not understood me). In the middle of sucking me she said “after you finish you go down with me to reception, I shy go alone”, I told her we’ll discuss this after I cum which I soon did. She told me to shower again while she dressed. When I got out of the shower she was already dressed and said (“you give me 500 baht”. I asked why she is not spending the night and she said “I have school tomorrow in Bangkok”. Despite her not staying for a LT as agreed I still gave her the 500 baht + a 100 baht tip. I told her she can go to the reception by herself and before she left I asked for her phone number so I can send her the pictures. I dialed the number until I heard her phone ring and hung up. This was at 4:57 (all exact times are from the call log on my phone).
She went down to the reception and I started to look around to make sure everything was in place. I quickly found out that my Olympus compact camera was missing. Now comes the stupidest part on my behalf (I blame it on the Alcohol residues in my blood): instead of directly calling the reception telling them not to let her go I assumed they will call me before letting her go (this was my first night in April suites and that was the protocol in my previous hotels) and spent a couple of more minutes looking for the camera. Since we had such a good time I still doubted the fact that she took it. At 5:01AM (less than 4 minutes after she left my room) I called her to ask if she knows where my camera is and to come back to my room. She said she doesn’t know and will come back to my room, the call lasted 44 seconds (I still thought she is at the hotel at this time as they didn’t call me asking to return her id card). After a couple of more minutes I was now pretty sure the camera is gone and I ran down to the reception. They said they already gave her the id and she is gone. At 5:06 I called her again, there was noise and I couldn’t really understand what she said (call lasted 36 seconds). I called her again at 5:07, 5:07, 5:08, 5:09 and no answer. I then sent her the following text message – “If you not come now I call police. I have a copy of your id. If you give me back camera I make no problem”. At 5:10 she finally answered the phone and said she was coming back (38 seconds). At 5:16 she answered again (17 seconds) said she is on her way. While waiting I asked the receptionist why they didn’t call me before returning her id and she said that she didn’t want to wake me up (WTF? there’s even a sign at the reception saying I should call the reception before they give the girl her ID back).
When she arrived at hotel 20 minutes after she left, I assumed that if she came back she will give my camera back to me, but instead she said she does not know where it is. She emptied her wallet next to the receptionists and showed it is not there. The receptionists did their first smart move for the evening and immediately took back her id card and locked it away. I kept telling her that if she gives me back my camera I will not go to the police but after she told me she doesn’t have it I told her that she should come up to my room to show me where it is. I was very upset at this time, but tried to keep calm and not losing it. We went up to the room with the security guy and the first thing she did was to completely undress to prove that the camera was not on her body (although both me and the security guy said this was not necessary and were a bit embarrassed by it). We searched the room some more and after agreeing it was not there we came back down. After some more discussions I went back to the room, this time joined by the security guy and her motorbike taxi driver while she stayed at the reception. They thoroughly searched my rooms and my bags although this was not necessary since the camera was right on the bed the last time I saw it and nowhere near my bags. After about 10 minutes we all agreed it was not there.
Going back down, the receptionist said the LB told her that if I go to the police she will tell them I lie and press charges against me as well. The receptionist called their CCTV guy (it was already 5:45AM) so we can all watch the security cameras. This took about 10-15 minutes but was of course futile because she put the camera in her small purse before leaving the room while I was in the shower.
Her story was that she walked to TOPS supermarket, took the motorbike taxi to walking street and when I called her she was already on it. She did not answer the rest of the calls since she was on the motorbike taxi and then told him to turn around and take her to my hotel. The motorbike taxi driver confirmed her story - he picked her up from TOPS supermarket and turned back on the way to walking street. All communications at this point had to be through the receptionists since she “forgot” all her English by then.
During this time I started looking at my call log and understood her story doesn’t make sense. She left my room after 4:57 and I first called her less than 4 minutes later at 5:01. By that time she barely left the hotel, there is no way she managed to walk from my room down to the reception, take her id, walk all the way to TOPS supermarket (at least a 5 minute walk, after leaving the hotel) and take a motorbike taxi. In addition, if she was already on the motorbike taxi, why did it take her more than 15 minutes to come back? Why did she stop answering my calls until I texted her saying I have a copy of her ID and threatened to go to the Police? My assumption is that after I first called her she gave the camera to someone or stashed it somewhere before catching the motorbike taxi. I tried to confront her with these questions but with no success. She said that if she would have taken the camera she would not have come back to the hotel.
The receptionists then said – “OK, you can go police”, but then started telling me that I have no proof in the CCTV camera, and if I go to police the girl will tell I’m lying and if they believe her she can sue me for losing face (is that possible??) and then “you go to jail”. I was of course not happy about the prospect of me spending the night in a Thai prison. I was completely pissed off but decided the 150$ camera was not worth spending a few hours at the police station and it I would probably not get my camera back then either. And there was the option of her suing me or just finding me one drunken night and have someone beat the crap out of me. Since it was already after 6AM I just said fuck it and went back to the room. Now I don’t even have a police authorization to get some money from my travel insurance for the theft. I really hope this won’t ruin my time here as I’m really pissed off and can’t even think of sex and/or trusting unknown girls.
- First of all, if anyone sees her DON’T GO WITH HER!
- Whenever you have a girl in your room, watch your valuables at all times, no matter how well you get on with your girl.
- And always specifically ask the reception to call you before they return her ID, and before you authorize it double check that you are missing nothing! If they would have called me the camera was still on her and this entire fiasco would have been spared from me.
I’ll be happy to hear if any of you guys would handle things differently than I did.
I’ll finish this with a couple of pictures of her for your enjoyment. I hope It's OK to post these kind of messages in the public forum. If not the mods are welcome to move it to the appropriate forum.