Sexual misidentification resulted in physical altercations when two Russian tourists realized their paid sexual partners were not of the female persuasion. The foursome had met on Walking Street and agreed to a sexual encounter in return for 1,000 baht upfront. The Russians were not suspicious until they returned to their hotel and their dates refused to remove their underwear. Asked if they were transvestites, the Thais–Vittaya Sudlah and Apichart Phongsawan–replied honestly, whereupon the Russians demanded a refund. The katoeys refused and a scuffle ensued, devolving into an all out battle with participants beaming one another with beer bottles. A hotel security guard broke up the fight. One of the ladyboys was treated at Pattaya Memorial Hospital.