CARD GAMES ARE THEIR CRACK: POLICE
Police in Kampong Cham province have arrested four “addicted card-players” caught getting their fix in a coffee shop in Koh Sotin district. The raid was carried out Sunday after police received a string of complaints from nearby residents, who accused the suspects of engaging in “robbing and stealing activities”. Police said the miscreants were unemployed and did not support their families. Instead, they spent all day every day in the coffee shop. There are “so many” card-players in the province, but they are difficult to catch because they always flee when raids are conducted, police said. The four card-players caught on Sunday have been sent to the provincial court.
LOVESTRUCK MAN HANGS SELF IN B’BANG
A 19-year-old man in Battambang province’s Banon district hanged himself after his mother refused to approve his plans to marry his girlfriend, saying the family was too poor to pay for a wedding. The mother told police she also believed her son was far too young to get married. She broke the news on Saturday, and the man’s body was found two days later.
STARING TURNS TO STONING IN DANGKOR
A 32-year-old man in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district has been arrested on suspicion of attacking a younger man with a stone, causing him “serious injuries”, police said. The younger man had been caught staring at the suspect’s sister inappropriately, an act that enraged the suspect. Police said the suspect had instructed the younger man to be more respectful, but that the staring had continued nevertheless. In addition, the suspect accused the younger man of being “very rude with his family”. Police said they are having a difficult time discerning who is in the wrong. The younger man has been sent to hospital.
TAXI DRIVER BREAKS LEGS IN WRECK
A taxi driver in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet town sustained broken legs after another car rammed into his at a high speed, police said. The driver of the speeding car said he was driving fast because he was late for work. He has offered to cover the taxi driver’s medical bills.