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Police Blotter: 27 Feb 2013

Karaoke staffers duke it out over one customer
Two karaoke joints, one customer – it was a recipe for trouble in the capital’s Tuol Kork district. Police said two women working for neighbouring KTV dens were on the street hustling for business Monday night when an indecisive gentleman walked by. As he struggled to make up his mind, shouts for his attention turned to putdowns of the other’s establishment and eventually turned into a full-scale brawl. Police arrived and broke up the fight, taking the two women for a quick trip to jail, where they promised to let potential customers make up their own minds going forward.  RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Thieves learn that cows make for slow getaway
Three inept cattle rustlers can thank their lucky stars they’re facing Cambodian rather than frontier justice. Police said the trio came upon a pair of unattended cows in Siem Reap town on Monday and decided to simply walk off with the two heifers while their owner was tending to business at home. Unfortunately for the threesome, the neighbour’s trip home was a short one, and he had the cops on the phone before they had even cleared his field. All three were arrested and sent to court. KOH SANTEPHEAP

Unforgettable wedding with dancing and fights
Wedding and violence are a sadly common blotter combination, an ignoble tradition continued in Banteay Meanchey over the weekend. Police said a quarrel between “gangsters” at Sunday nuptials in Poipet town saw not only fisticuffs but rocks and swords come into play. The wedding day melee left four men with serious injuries but not a single suspect for police, who arrived to find the others involved long gone. The injured quartet are now recovering in hospital. RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Inebriated moto drivers crash into pedestrians
Two pedestrians were seriously injured Sunday in a Sihanoukville hit-and-run incident. Police said a pair of drunken motorists were speeding on a shared moto when they careened into two passersby. The collision left the pedestrians in hospital, while the two moto riders were in good enough shape to run for it. Police remain on the lookout. RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Fake bills flagged during purchase of wine bottle
A shoping spree at a local market came to an abrupt end Sunday when it emerged that the bills being so casually tossed around were counterfeit. Police said two men were tripped up when they tried to buy a $10 bottle of wine, only to have the store’s owner spot the fake bills. The duo tried to make a run for it, but police slapped on the bracelets and have sent them to court. KOH SANTEPHEAP

Translated by Sen David

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