Two people were said to have been fighting in public. In one corner was L, a slim young woman who have said almost nothing in public since the news broke. In the opposite corner was Z, a heavy set former soldier, shouting loudly in front of the camera. It was said that L insulted Z and his wife, and a fight ensured. Z was angrily showing off a purported scratch and demanding justice as he boarded an ambulance.
The following day Z dropped the charges and said it was all a misunderstanding. Apparently he was paid 120,000 dollars by the company that L worked for. It was said that Z had demanded 700,000 initially. It was also reported that Z had made other complaints on the trip prior to the fight. Immediately after the fight, he was citing “standard” rates of compensation for various complaints occurring in such trips in the mainland. Obviously the man came well prepared.
Was Z really the innocent victim of a greedy tourist guide who went out of control? Did the lightweight L actually try to beat up the former soldier Z? We will probably never know. But I have my doubts.