JEALOUS CHANTEUSE GIVES HELL TO RIVAL
A woman who worked as a beer seller is suing a restaurant singer for attacking her with a shoe in an argument on Wednesday in Battambang town. The victim said her co-worker assaulted her in the back of the head with the shoe because she was jealous of the fact that so many customers were in love with her.
LIKE STEALING CANDY FROM A TODDLER
Banteay Meanchey provincial police arrested a 20-year-old woman on suspicion of stealing a necklace from a 3-year-old girl in a market on Wednesday. Police said the woman, from Phnom Penh, snatched the necklace from the girl but failed to escape the scene. She was later found by police, still wearing the necklace.
MAN ARRESTED AFTER CLEAVER RAMPAGE
A 22-year-old man from Kratie province was arrested Friday after allegedly attempting to kill his uncle in a drunken rampage. According to police, the accused started an argument with his family before chasing his 42-year-old uncle through the village with two cleavers. He then went home and damaged his house after his uncle managed to escape. The local district police chief said the defendant often caused problems in the village, but had until now managed to escape arrest.
MEN FAIL IN BOTCHED HIGHWAY ROBBERY
Three men were each sentenced to six years in prison by Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday after a foiled robbery attempt in 2008. A complaint letter from police said the three men tied a wire across a road in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district in an attempt to fell motorbike drivers and rob them. A police officer discovered the wire and arrested the accused before any drivers were injured. Two of the men confessed, while another claimed innocence on the grounds that he was drunk and knew nothing of the plan.
MISSING MAN GIVEN TIME IN THE SLAMMER
Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday sentenced a man in absentia to 10 years in prison after finding him guilty of using an illegal weapon and intending to commit murder in an incident in April 2004. According to testimony from the victim – a 30-year-old woman – the accused shot her with a gun after an argument about gold prices at a market in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district. Police are still hunting for the man.