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Police Blotter: 24 Jun 2013

Police Blotter: 24 Jun 2013

Mistaken identity may have sparked beating
A random attack in Kampong Chhnang province’s Boribor district left a 20-year-old confused and concussed Saturday. According to police, the victim and two friends were on their way home from a wedding when a few unidentified men blocked their way, badly beating the victim on the head with sticks. The victim was taken to the hospital by his friends. Police suspect the attackers jumped the young man after mistaking him for someone else. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Hit-and-run seriously injures father and son
A FATHER and his son, aged 35 and 10, were critically injured early yesterday when a Lexus rammed into the cart they were pulling in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district. According to police, the victims were dragging a cart along the street when the Lexus hit them from behind and fled the scene. Both victims sustained serious injuries, and were hospitalised. Police suspect the vehicle’s driver was drunk, are currently searching for the Lexus. KOH SANTEPHEAP

Body language leads to violent body contact
AN unwelcome glance started a dangerous dance in a Veal Veng district pub in Pursat province on Friday. Police said the victim was drinking with friends, when a glance at another party of three prompted an argument, after which the other party left. They returned shortly thereafter armed with sticks and cleavers, attacking the 23-year-old. The three fled, but police have reportedly identified the attackers and are seeking their arrest. NOKORWAT

Urinating police officer finds self in hot water
PUBLIC urination prompted a dangerous altercation in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district Thursday. According to police, a security guard tried to intervene after a drunken cop started urinating on the wall inside a restaurant, asking the 30-year-old to try the bathroom instead. The policeman, none too pleased, fired his gun into the air twice, and was promptly picked up by local authorities. The man reportedly confessed, saying he was too drunk to control himself. NOKORWAT

Empty gas tank slows thieves down to a stop
POLICE apprehended an alleged thief after his getaway moto ran out of gas as he fled the scene of a phone snatching. According to police, the suspect, 18, and an accomplice grabbed the phone from the ear of 20-year-old university student and sped off, with police in hot pursuit. When their bike sputtered to a stop, however, the duo fled on foot. One managed to escape, but the other was caught. Police are still seeking the suspect at large. NOKORWAT

Translated by Phak Seangly

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