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Police Blotter: 30 Jan 2013

Staring insults man so he decides to use knife
Blotter rule number one: never make eye contact with a criminal. A 22-year-old in Kampong Chhnang’s Kampong town learned that the hard way on Monday after a stroll down a river bank took a disastrous turn. Police said he passed a man who took offence at our protagonist’s gaze and immediately challenged with a hearty “Why you look at me?” The suspect then grabbed a knife from his boat and stabbed the victim in the stomach and neck. He fled but was apprehended by police one day later. The victim is recovering in hospital. Nokorwat

Builders go to work on each other in big brawl
A Sihanoukville construction site devolved into a mini war zone on Sunday as a group of feuding workers dropped their drills and went to the cleavers and sticks. Police said eight workers were involved with the brawl, which concerned local villagers enough to call the cops for help. The battlers scattered when police arrived but the authorities managed to make four arrests – and collect a nice set of cleavers. Each of the four detained suffered minor injuries. Kampuchea Thmey

Drinking husband loses control, claims family
A Pailin farmer is sitting in jail after an alcohol-fuelled outburst that saw him attack his wife and three children with a stick on Friday. Police said the 59-year-old from Salakrao district had been boozing it up with fellow villagers that day before deciding to pick a fight with his wife. When his three teenage children attempted to intervene, he grabbed the stick and began to wildly swing, sending them fleeing the house. Arrested that night, the man confessed to the accusation, saying he couldn’t control his temper when drunk. Nokorwat

Thai tourist’s cries alert cops to known bag thief
A Thai woman who it’s safe to say will not be the star of any future tourism campaigns was relieved of her handbag and cellphone while enjoying the sites and gaming action of Poipet town on Sunday. Police said a 27-year-old man, a notorious bag snatcher who hails from Preah Vihear, had been looking for a victim when he spotted the visitor and made his move. The tourist’s shouts drew the attention of Poipet police who made the arrest and returned the loot. Deum Ampil

Motorbike crash leaves man, woman in hospital
A 60-year-old Phnom Penh resident was critically wounded on Sunday after being struck by a motorbike. Police said the man was crossing a Dangkor district street on his bicycle when he was run into by a man taking his mother to a house warming on his motorbike. The collision left the older man with head injuries and unconscious. Both he and the mother, who suffered slight injuries, were taken to hospital. Nokorwat

Translated by Phak Seangly

 

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