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Police Blotter: 5 Jul 2013

Fisherman likely nets jail time over beating
Police hooked a 26-year-old man in Kampong Cham on Tuesday for attacking his brother-in-law over a fishing net. Police said that on the day in question, the suspect came home in a huff, loudly asking who stole his fishing net, finally pointing the finger at his brother-in-law. He then set upon him with a nearby shovel, seriously injuring him. The furious fisherman attempted to flee but was apprehended after neighbours called the police. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Burglar’s target proves an incredibly bad choice
An alleged burglar was knocked out cold by a gang of vigilante villagers in the capital on Tuesday. According to police, a local resident came home to find that not only had his pad been tossed, but a pair of thieves were still on the premises. The man called out to neighbours as the two fled, and while one escaped, the other was not so lucky. The mob set upon the suspect, beating him until he passed out and police arrived. The cops gently reminded residents that, even the though the man was an alleged thief, they weren’t allowed to beat him senseless. Deum Ampil

Crash proves giveaway for moto theft suspect
Police responding to a routine motorbike crash in the capital’s Daun Penh district scored a bonus collar on Tuesday when one of those involved in the accident turned out to be a suspect in a moto theft. According to police, the suspect had boosted a motorbike and was in the process of making a speedy getaway when he collided with another moto, injuring one of its passengers. Cops who arrived on the scene arrested the man in what the moto’s owner called a lucky coincidence. Koh Santepheap

Helmet stop lifts skid lid on hapless drug dealer
In other coincidental collar news, police making a routine traffic stop apprehended an alleged drug dealer in Kampong Speu on Tuesday. Police said traffic cops had pulled over a motorist for driving without a helmet. When one of the three men on the moto dismounted, a small package of yama fell from his pocket. The other two sped away, but police grabbed the unlucky loner and found two more packets of drugs on him. Kampuchea Thmey

Cockfighting ring bust has the cops crowing
Feathers were flying when cops in Kampong Chhnang busted up a cockfighting ring on Tuesday. Police said neighbours had complained that the noisy clashing of cocks was disturbing their daily lives, so police rolled up to the match in force, arresting three spectators. According to police, the men were addicted to the deadly dance of cocks and had abandoned their jobs to lay wagers on the action. Deum Ampil

Translated by Phak Seangly

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