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Police Blotter: 11 May 2010

POLICE

WOMAN CREATES HER OWN PARKING SPACE
A woman crashed her car into four parked vehicles on the way to a market in Prampi Makara district Saturday, police said. The woman reported that she became confused and stepped on the accelerator, ploughing into the four parked cars. Witnesses said the woman was looking for a parking spot around the market, but she couldn’t find one. They also said the woman appeared to be angry. The woman stayed at the scene when police arrived, and agreed to pay the owners of the parked cars for the damage. However, police noted that it took roughly three hours to come to an agreement, a span that caused an unruly traffic jam.
DEUM AMPIL

MAN'S FAVOUR NOT REPAID BY FRIEND
A 37-year-old man was arrested Sunday after he “borrowed” his friend’s motorbike and then sold it for a small profit, police in Poipet town said. It is alleged that the man convinced his friend to lend him the motorbike, but that the friend became suspicious when he did not see the man, or his motorbike, for days. When police were brought in, the man allegedly admitted to selling the vehicle. He said he borrowed the bike so he could look for a job.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

A ‘MIRACLE’ IN STUNG MEANCHEY DISTRICT
Authorities say it’s a miracle nobody was injured after an overloaded vehicle with a broken steering wheel crashed near a market in Phnom Penh’s Stung Meanchey district Saturday. Police said the car crashed into three motorbikes. The vehicle’s owner said his car is so very old. Police said that people were “so lucky” that no one was injured.
DEUM AMPIL

POLICE WARN OF ELECTROCUTION
A 37-year-old man in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district died after trying to repair an electric light in front of his house Saturday, police said. The victim’s wife said her husband was trying to repair the broken light when he touched the wires with his wet hands. He then fell from his first-floor house and hit a rock, dying immediately. Many passersby came to look, she said. Police appealed to residents to prevent such needless deaths, saying, “If you have wet hands, you should not touch electric wires.”
DEUM AMPIL

POIPET ROBBERS CONFESS TO CRIMES
Three men were arrested after they were accused of breaking into a man’s house and stealing some valuables while the man slept. Police in Poipet town said that after they were arrested, the suspects admitted to the robbery and helpfully informed authorities they had committed others as well.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

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