Surprise attack on complete stranger

Surprise attack on complete stranger

Man walking down street gets surprise punch in the face from a man complete stranger.  The fight is over in about 30 seconds and the attacker then walks off towards another man and threatens to hit him.
Man walking down street gets surprise punch in the face from a man complete stranger. The fight is over in about 30 seconds and the attacker then walks off towards another man and threatens to hit him.

A man gets a surprise punch in the face from a stranger. He fights back. Was that the right thing to do? Watch the video and decide for yourself.

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CRIME

Surprise attack on complete stranger 

A man who beat a stranger to a bloody pulp on a roadside in Bangkok tried to start another fight with another person only seconds later.

The vicious assault happened on Tuesday morning in Lat Phrao district and was captured by surveillance cameras.


In the footage, the first victim receives a surprise punch to the head from a man in a long sleeve shirt walking towards him. The victim fights back and both tumble onto the road but the instigator has the upper hand.

Attacker tries to attack another man, after attacking the first man.

The fight is over in about 30 seconds and the attacker then walks off towards another man and threatens to hit him. The new victim quickly retreats and the thug walks on without pausing or looking back.

However, passers-by and motorists did nothing to stop the fight.

Pannapat Wonjirametha, the person who uploaded the video online, said the man who was assaulted worked as a messenger for his company and had never met his assailant before.

Police said the man in the long-sleeves was probably mentally unstable. People living in the area did not recognise him.

WOULD YOU FIGHT BACK OR RUN?

If you were the stranger and got punched in the face, would you fight back or run?

What would be gained by fighting back?

What would be gained by running away to safety?

Looking at the video again, is there a moment when the victim had an opportunity to run away?

http://www.bangkokpost.com/vdo/thailand/731204/mentally-unstable-stranger-attacks-man-on-roadside-without-cause

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Vocabulary

  • assault: attacking someone violently - การทำร้ายร่างกาย
  • assaulted: attacked by someone violently - ถูกทำร้ายร่างกาย
  • beat: to hit someone violently several times - ตี, เคาะ, หวด, ตบ, เฆี่ยน
  • bloody (verb): to injure a part of someone's body so that it bleeds - ทำให้มีเลือดออก
  • capture: to film/record/paint, etc. somebody/something - เก็บภาพ, จับภาพ
  • complete (verb): to finish something; to bring some project to an end after having done everything successfully - ทำเสร็จ, ทำให้สมบูรณ์
  • fight back: to fight with someone after they attack or start fighting with you -
  • footage: film or video of a particular subject or event - ฟิลม์หรือคลิปภาพยนตร์ หรือวิดีโอ
  • gain: to gradually get more of something - เพิ่ม
  • instigator: a person who makes something happen - ผู้ก่อการ, ผู้เริ่มต้น
  • mentally: connected with or happening in the mind - ด้านจิตใจ
  • mentally unstable: mentally ill; suffering from an illness that affects your mind - โรคทางจิตใจที่มีความผิดปรกติของความรู้สึก ความคิด อารมณ์ หรือพฤติกรรมอย่างแรงถึงขนาดคุมสติไม่อยู่
  • moment: a very short period of time; a particular time or occasion - ชั่วขณะ, โอกาสสำคัญ
  • motorist (noun): a person driving a car or other motor vehicle - คนขับรถยนต์, ผู้ขับรถ
  • opportunity (noun): a chance to do something, or a situation in which it is easy for you to do something - โอกาส
  • passers-by: a person who is going past somebody - ผู้คนผ่านไปมาตามถนน
  • pause (verb): to stop talking or stop what you are doing for a short time - หยุดระหว่างพูด, หยุดชั่วขณะ
  • pulp: a soft wet substance that is made especially by crushing something - เนื้อเยื่อในที่นิ่มและมีของเหลวมา
  • punch: a hard hit made with the fist (= closed hand) - การชก, การต่อย
  • recognise: to know who a person is - จำได้ รู้จัก
  • retreat: to move back or away - ถอยกลับ
  • run away: escape - หนี
  • sleeve: a part of a piece of clothing that covers all or part of your arm - แขนเสื้อ
  • stranger: a person that you do not know - คนแปลกหน้า
  • surprise (verb): to make somebody feel surprised (a feeling caused by something happening suddenly or unexpectedly) - ทำให้ประหลาดใจ, ทำให้แปลกใจ, ทำให้ตื่นใจ
  • surveillance: the process of carefully watching a person or place that may be involved in a criminal activity - การตรวจตรา
  • threaten (verb): to say or indicate that you might do something bad or harmful, especially in order to make someone do something - ขู่เข็ญ คุกคาม ทำให้กลัว
  • thug: a man who is violent, especially a criminal - นักเลง, อันธพาล
  • tumble: to fall down - ล้ม,ล้มลง,ตกลง,หกคะเมน
  • upper hand: advantage; a greater chance of success - ความได้เปรียบ
  • vicious: violent and cruel, aggressive and dangerous - ร้ายแรง, ดุร้าย
  • victim: someone who has been harmed, injured or killed as the result of a crime - เหยื่อผู้เคราะห์ร้าย
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