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Police Blotter: 12 Nov 2012

Plate, chopstick attack lands man behind bars
A drunk Vietnamese man was forced to eat his insulting words to a woman in Kandal province on Wednesday when her husband attacked him with a pair of chopsticks and a plate to the head and eyes. After the quarreller’s ego was served back to him on a platter, his family reported the violation of dining etiquette to Koh Thom district police. The chopstick-wielder was subsequently arrested and confessed to using the utensils to unleash his anger. Nokorwat

Collar puts bounce in steps of K Cham cops  
A 43-year-old man with a rather elastic view of the law was arrested and charged by police on Friday after being stopped with a shipment of hot rubber. Police said that after stopping the suspect’s car in Kampong Cham’s Chamkar Leu district, a search of the vehicle turned up 266 kilograms of rubber from a nearby plantation. The suspect, who has been sent to court, confessed to purchasing the sticky supplies from workers who had stolen it from the plantation. Police are now on the hunt for the other rubber robbers. Nokorwat

In this corner: two arrested teenagers
Two students were arrested in the wee hours of Friday morning after fighting furiously in Preah Vihear town. Military police said that the teenage troublemakers, who had a long-running feud, came to blows around midnight. The shouts and crashes of the rough-housing ruffians roused local villagers, who reported them to military police. The two were detained and questioned at the military police station. Kampuchea Thmey

Chain-snatching pair planted in prison
Two alleged thieves went through a lot of trouble to obtain one paltry necklace, only to be foiled in the end. Police in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district said that the two trailed their 32-year-old victim for a good distance on Friday night before swooping in on a moto and snatching the trinket. Unfortunately for the devious duo, the victim shouted for help to police, who made short work of arresting them. The two have confessed and will soon see a judge. Nokorwat

Driver flees scene of tragic traffic accident
A 38-year-old man was killed and two other men in their 30s injured in a traffic accident in Takeo province’s Prey Kabbas district on Friday. Police said the three men had stopped their motorbike on the sidewalk to refuel when a speeding car hit them from behind. As is too often the case in these scenarios, the driver fled, leaving the car at the scene. Police took the car and motorbike into custody. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Phak Seangly

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