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Police Blotter: 11 Oct 2012

Man tries out new dance move: the stick attack
A Dance at a Banteay Meanchey pagoda on Tuesday went awry when a 19-year-old man committed the ultimate faux pas: stepping on someone’s foot. This incited an all-out dance battle. An argument began between the two, with the 21-year-old wounded footer sashaying off the premises, re-entering the party with a wooden stick and hitting the victim a few times in the head. The victim ended up unconscious at the scene and was hospitalised. The suspect was arrested and pranced his way to provincial court. Deum Ampil

Moto rider outmatched in collision with truck
A 27-year-old construction worker was killed by a truck travelling in the opposite direction in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Tuesday. Local police said the man was driving an old moto with a single light when the truck ploughed into him, giving him fatal head injuries. The ducking driver predictably fled the scene. Nokorwat

Three men arrested for number plate plunder
A trickster trio evidently forgot the mantra “three’s a crowd” when they tried to rob a military man of his number plates in Phnom Penh’s Chamkamon district on Tuesday. The lingering larcenists, aged 28, 30 and 33, fumbled around with the plundered plates outside a restaurant, in glorious view of the bike’s owner. The vociferous victim shouted for help and was soon joined by police, who chased the plate pilferers down and served them with an arrest. Deum Ampil

In home rife with strife, husband knifed by wife
One wife had enough honey-dos when she lashed out against her husband, stabbing him twice in the stomach. The 21-year-old spouse was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of injuring her husband in Banteay Meanchey’s Thmor Puok district. Police said her husband, 27, drank alcohol to the point of intoxication, leaving their son to fend for himself while the wife was busy cooking. In a fit of rage he kicked his wife, though she ultimately had the last laugh. Or rather, slash. Kampuchea Thmey

Three thieves caught selling a stolen moto
It take three to steal a three-wheeled motorbike: suspects aged 18, 19 and 21 were arrested on such charges on Tuesday in Phnom Penh’s Chamkamon district. The owner of the moto tricycle, 35, said he parked the bike outside of his home when the triad of thieves swooped in. The robbers attempted to sell the bike, but the quick-acting victim reported the crime to police, who nabbed the suspects. There is a happy ending to this tale, as the suspects confessed, police returned the bike, the guilty were sent to court and everyone lived happily ever after. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Phak Seangly

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