ONE-LEGGED BEGGAR A TWO-LEGGED FRAUD
Tuol Kork district police on Sunday arrested a skinny beggar who was posing as a one-legged man while soliciting charity from passersby in the district's Phsar Depo I commune. The man was identified as Ros Ren, 25, who resides in Daun Penh district. Police said the conman pretended to be disabled by bending his left leg behind him and covering it with his trousers. After his arrest, Ros Ren admitted that he had been perpetrating the act for a year and was earning between 10,000 riels (about US$2.50) and 20,000 riels (US$5) per day. The arrest was part of City Hall's campaign to arrest beggars and vagrants to maintain public order in the capital.
ADULTERY RUMOURS LEAD TO SLAYING
A 24-year-old man was hacked to death Monday by an unidentified person over what police said was possibly an adultery-related dispute. The violence took place in Kampong Cham's Thbong Khnom district. Police identified the victim as Chhun Pich, who was chopped several times in the head, neck, cheek and hands while sleeping alone in his wooden house in Chub commune. Nau Dina, a provincial police officer, said the victim had twice brought the wife of another man back to his house, and that he was slain after allegations of adultery spread.
SEX MANIAC TRIES TO RAPE YOUNG WIDOW
A man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of raping a 39-year-old widow on Thursday night in Battambang's Bavel district. Police identified the sex maniac as a 41-year-old who resides in the province's Kdol Ta Hen commune. The victim told police that the man used his hands to shut her mouth in an attempt to rape her while she was home alone. After the arrest, the suspect admitted his guilt.
DRUNK AMERICAN THROWS FIT, MORE
A heavily intoxicated American man threw a television, a refrigerator and two vases from the second floor of the Asia Hotel in Daun Penh district on Monday at 6am. The man, 31, has been sent to the Ministry of Interior for questioning.
SUV DRIVER ELUDES POLICE AFTER CRASH
A Toyota Land Cruiser struck a motorbike carrying five passengers in Siem Reap city on Sunday, killing two and injuring the three others. Police managed to catch up with the Land Cruiser, but the driver and the passengers in the vehicle fought the officers and managed to escape.