A drunken staffer from the Education Ministry got a maths lesson on Tuesday.
Police said the man had approached a tuk-tuk driver asking for a ride from the capital’s Daun Penh district to Chbar Ampov.
After offering 10,000 riel, the driver countered with a request for 15,000, which sent the civil servant into a sputtering rage.
When the tuk-tuk driver took umbrage, the ministry employee then struck him in the mouth. Bad move, as the tuk-tuk driver got on his walkie-talkie and fellow drivers soon materialised.
Thinking better of the situation, the would-be passenger ended up apologising and paying 320,000 riel, about $80, to extricate himself from the situation.