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Police Blotter: 28 Mar 2013

Police Blotter: 28 Mar 2013

Couple get the drop on very real boogey man
A healthy fear of bad guys hiding under the bed may not be so childish in Battambang town, where, according to police, a couple returned to their rented room to find an armed thief hiding precisely there. Police said the suspect was about to make off with $30 he had found in the room when he heard the couple returning and scrambled under the bed. The couple noticed the door was unlocked and quickly found the man, who threatened them with a razor. After a scuffle, the couple managed to overpower him and turned him over to police. Nokorwat

Man to groom: With this knife, I thee stab
Nuptial celebrations in Oddar Meanchey’s Anlong Veng dist-rict became less joyous on Monday when the 22-year-old bridegroom was seriously injured in a fight at the wedding party. Police said the groom was stabbed in the stomach with a knife while trying to mediate in a fight between two troublesome groups of teens. He passed out and was sent to the provincial hospital, which probably wasn’t where he intended to spend his wedding night. Police have arrested three suspects. Koh Santepheap    

Absolutely, positively the wrong place for a nap
A driver snoozing at the wheel seriously injured himself and two others when his car crashed into another vehicle in Kampong Thom’s Stung Sen town on Tuesday. Police said a  man driving a van loaded with luggage from Phnom Penh to Kampong Thom had dozed off and collided with a car travell-ing in the opposite direction that was carrying six passengers. Both vehicles overturned in the crash, leaving the two drivers and a passenger badly hurt and others with minor injuries. Deum Ampil

Raid on card game hits drug-dealer jackpot
A raid on the homes of some frequent card gamblers and boozers in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district turned up more than expected on Tuesday, when police arrested two drug dealers at the site. The cops said they had found nine small packages of meth pills on the two suspects, who admitted they had been coming to the place for the past three months to deliver drugs to their card-playing customers. Police sent them to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Batterer behind bars
A 32-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday after attacking his wife in Kandal’s Ang Snuol district. Police said the husband’s copious drinking while the couple were visiting the wife’s parents, and his refusal to return home, so irked the wife that she finally left him to walk home alone. The husband tried to stop her, leading to an argument in which he slapped her and kneed her in the chest, leaving her unconscious. Nokorwat

Translated by Phak Seangly

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