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Police Blotter: 11 June 2013

Pointedly, all good love triangles too must end
Though the angles of a love triangle may not add up to 180 degrees like its geometrical counterpart, we know the final sum of such an emotional construction is usually violence. A Phnom Penh trio proved that on Sunday when a furious wife attacked her husband and his mistress as they left a hotel. The hair-pulling and slapping had stopped by the time police arrived, and the embarrassed mistress escaped. The couple was hauled in for questioning and a spot of marriage counselling by the cops, who made them promise to resolve the issue peacefully. Koh santepheap

Damsel in distress proves wolf in sheep’s clothing
A good Samaritan was almost fleeced in Russey Keo district on Sunday when a conniving woman attempted to scheme him. Police said the military policeman spotted a woman shouting for help on a dark and quiet road; when he pulled over, she asked him for a lift. He obliged and was escorting her home on his bike when her hands tried to slip into his pockets and pinch 50 dollars. Fortunately the man realised what was happening and complained to police who have since sent her to court. Karma might not be as kind as the chivalrous cop. Koh santepheap

SIM card shenanigans land pair in hot water
A pakistani woman trying to call home got into a nasty spat with a local shop owner on Saturday after the phone credit she supposedly bought turned out to be a dud. Police said the woman bought a SIM card and $5 worth of credit, but when she tried to call overseas, the phone failed. She accused the seller of fraud – a claim which she strenuously denied – and the pair’s verbal theatrics drew a crowd of onlookers that eventually included the police, who told the pair to solve it themselves. Deum Ampil

Where gangsters fear to tread: their mamas
Wannabe gangsters might have more bark than bite, but it’s a certainty that fists will fly if someone’s mother is mentioned. Five men proved that on Wednesday when they were arrested in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district after a brawl was sparked by a “yo mama”-style joke outside a nightclub. The insult clearly didn’t sit well with one of the gangsters, whose group used knives and rocks to attack the offending posse. Four men managed to escape the scene, one is recovering in hospital and the arrested five have been sent to court. Kampuchea thmey

Rather than cash for yama stash, court date
A 26-year-old was arrested in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district on Sunday after he was accused of drug trafficking. Acting on a tip-off from a neighbour, police raided his room, finding 13 packages of yama that he admitted had been packaged for sale. Deum Ampil

Translated by Sen David

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