Jan. 29 (UPI) — A South Korean woman who slapped an airport employee across the face during a routine inspection in Thailand was fined $30.
The incident is being reported at a time when the Philippines, another popular destination for South Korean tourists, is banning 23 Korean passport holders, citing rudeness toward airport staff.
The South Korean tourist who caused a stir at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok late Saturday was caught on surveillance camera striking the Thai employee. The footage was aired on local network Khaosod TV.
According to South Korean news service Money Today, the woman hit the airport employee as she was being inspected with a hand-held security scanner.
As the scanner moved down the woman’s body and the employee moved to grab the woman’s right arm, the defendant struck her face.