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Police Blotter: 10 Sep 2010

Part-time ice man iced by ice had self to blame
A 20-year-old man died after being crushed by seven large blocks of ice in Banteay Meanchey province on Tuesday. The victim was employed at a bespoke ice shop, which produces ice for local customers. While waiting to serve customers in the ice-producing room, seven slabs of ice fell on him, killing him instantly. The manager of the shop said the victim was “not a full-time worker”, and that the accident was his own fault because he failed to use proper ice-manoeuvring techniques.

Alcohol makes legless drunkard hopping mad
A one-legged man was arrested in Battambang province on Tuesday after his wife complained to police that he beat her during drunken rages. The victim told police that her unemployed husband always demanded money to buy alcohol after losing his leg in an accident a year ago. Each time she brought him alcohol, he would lose his temper and beat her, she said. He admitted hitting his wife, but denied ever causing serious injuries.

Dad accuses builder of raping his daughter
A construction worker was arrested yesterday after the father of the girl he slept with accused him of raping her in Phnom Penh. The father said he began searching for his daughter on Monday after she called him and said she had moved from Preah Sihanouk province to Phnom Penh to be with the accused. The man denied the rape allegations, insisting the two fell in love in Preah Sihanouk, and that any sex they had was consensual. After locating the couple, the father reported them to police.

Bicycle boozers find oncoming traffic, death
Two severely drunken bicycle riders were killed after colliding with a speeding car in Pursat province’s Krakor district on Tuesday. A witness said he saw the two victims trying to cross a street after emerging from a small path. Because they were so drunk, they did not register oncoming traffic. The two men died at the district hospital, and the driver of the car fled the scene on foot.

Police end yearlong hunt for accused thief
Police on Sunday arrested a man accused of robbery in Battambang province’s Kamreang district last year. The suspect was caught in Kampong Cham, having fled Battambang following the alleged robbery. The suspect told police, however, that he left in order to take a job at a rubber plantation. In response, district police commented that a thief never admits he is a thief until all the evidence is put in front of him.



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