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Allegedly gun-happy man charged

Allegedly gun-happy man charged

The owner of a Battambang coffee shop accused of illegally firing his pistol outside a nightclub and beating a man with his car keys in two separate altercations  has been arrested months after the alleged crimes.

Huy Heng, 33, who owns the Cafe City III shop in Svay Por commune, allegedly fired his pistol 12 times on February 11 after a cleaner shouted at him while he was urinating outside a nightclub, deputy provincial police chief Cheth Vanny said.

“He fired 12 bullets into the air to threaten him and then escaped,”  Vanny said.

On March 29, Heng got into an argument with a car driver who had parked and blocked Heng’s car outside a restaurant, said Vanny, adding Heng then beat the driver using his car keys.

Both victims filed complaints with the provincial police, but when no action was taken, they took the complaint to the Interior Ministry – which led to Heng’s arrest on Friday, a source in the provincial police said.

Heng was charged with illegal weapon use and causing injury, and awaits trial in prison.


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