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Police Blotter: 20 Nov 2012

Two busted as Bushido code meets penal code
Police arrested two men, one of them injured, in the wake of an epic samurai sword fight in Oddar Meanchey’s Anlong Veng district on Saturday. Police said that no one could explain why several men suddenly decided to attack each other with the weighty weapons, and no one dared intervene. By the time police arrived, all but two of the swashbucklers had skedaddled. Police sent the wounded warrior to the hospital and will question him and the other arrestee in order to track down the rest of the ruffians. Kampuchea Thmey

Former child thief not handled with kid gloves
A 30-year-old man returned home on Sunday to Svay Rieng’s Svay Chrum district only to face arrest for two-decades-old charges. Police said that the returnee had fled town as a mere 10-year-old after being charged with pilfering villagers’ possessions. After finally deciding that police must have forgotten his case, he was greeted with immediate arrest and a free ride to court. Deum Ampil

Speeding drunk sends two speeding to hospital
Two people were seriously injured in a five-vehicle pile-up in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Sunday. Police said that a speeding drunk driver set off the series of car and moto crashes, which left two victims in the hospital. Police arrested the drunk man allegedly responsible and sent him to court. Koh Santepheap

Post-nuptial necklace nabbers nailed by cops
Two men were arrested after snatching a woman’s necklace in Sihanoukville on Sunday. Police said that the victim was returning home alone from a wedding party when the two suspects, who did not share in the festive nuptial mood, pounced on her and knicked the necklace. Fortunately, a neighbour heard the woman’s cries for help and helped hand the crooks over to the cops, who sent them to court. Rasmey Kampuchea

Rueful recidivous rascal recently re-arrested
The justice system was happy to welcome back a young offender arrested on Sunday for selling a stolen moto in Takeo’s Bati district. Police said that the 17-year-old had only finished a previous prison sentence a month ago when he was caught selling the stolen vehicle. The repeat offender’s alibi that he had bought the moto for $1,200 eventually imploded, and he confessed to the theft. Police returned the moto to its rightful owner and sent the young man back to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Sen David

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