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Police Blotter: 16 May 2013

Owner of guesthouse duped by employees
One would think that the staff of a small guesthouse would be like family, but a Sihanoukville owner found out another adage stands on shaky ground on Tuesday when a security guard and employee stole his smart phone and money. The owner filed a complaint to police, who managed to catch the duo as they tried to escape on a bus. In a denouement worthy of a Scooby Doo episode, the owner realised that what he thought were outsiders were actually his trusted staffers. “Ruh roh.” Rasmey Kampuchea

Mom’s lecture drives son to wound himself
A 31-year-old with mommy issues was sent to hospital in Kandal province on Tuesday after throwing a tantrum that culminated in a self-stabbing incident. Police said the man was always angry with his mother for telling him off. On this day, he was told to cut out his drinking and get his act together. In the rage that followed, the man grabbed a knife and turned it upon himself. Luckily, the man’s mother and police managed to get him to hospital, where he remains in a serious condition. Rasmey Kampuchea

Officers too quick on their feet for suspect
A 20-year-old from Sihanoukville was arrested on Tuesday after police spied him holding some suspicious packages in a park. The keen-eyed officer ran towards him to take a closer look before the university student bolted. Not a track star, police caught him and found the drugs. He admitted that he was in possession of some yama and was sent to court. Koh Santepheap

He could have been the fastest draw in the land
A phnom penh youngster may have been trying to emulate spaghetti westerns on Tuesday when he unloaded his firearm in a city street in an effort to intimidate locals. Police said the action began when the 20-year-old got loaded before riding through the streets with his firearm. He stopped in front of a Daun Penh house and began shooting into the air. After residents complained, police came and arrested the young outlaw. Koh Santepheap

Man goes swimming, valuables go missing
Leaving your valuables unattended at the beach is never a good idea. A tourist forgot that when he left his bag in the sand while taking a dip off the Sihanoukville shore on Tuesday. Two men sitting nearby swiped his cash, phone and a passport. Luckily police officers on beach patrol ran like David Hasselfhoff in early Baywatch episodes to catch the thieving pair and return the items. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Sen David



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