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Police Blotter: 6 Sep 2012

Father-son time turns drunken and violent
A plastered father and son duo proved age is just a num­ber as the two drank together Sunday night and then picked a fight with a woman in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet town. The father, 45, and his 18-year-old son drunkenly argued with the woman, 45, until she fled to her home. The duo then proceeded to destroy her property in an alcohol-induced rage, chopping trees and a ladder on her property. The woman has since filed a complaint and the pair admitted to the crazy act, blaming it on their disorderly state. Nokorwat

Obvious exchange outs careless embezzler
A slick-fingered worker in Pursat’s Krakor district stole US$2,000 from his employer on Sunday. Failing to keep a low profile following the deed, the thief attempted to exchange the large sum in a local market on Monday. Police nabbed the suspect following the transparent transaction. The 28-year-old man admitted to the crime and the money was returned to its rightful owner. Documents have been prepared to send the suspect to court. Koh Santepheap

Neither borrower nor lender be in Battambang
A woman accused of cooking the books in Battambang town was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of evading a US$2,300 debt. The 32-year-old woman borrowed the sum from another lady but never returned the money. The provincial court summonsed the suspect to appear, but she refused, forcing police to arrest her. The suspect confessed the slight, saying that she lent the money to another villager for interest but was not paid back either. Nokorwat

Man answers traffic citation with a machete
A man with a serious case of road rage attacked traffic police on Monday in Kampong Chhnang town. The suspect, 31, was apprehended by police for failing to use rear mirrors and a helmet. He then returned on the back of a motor taxi, machete in hand, to attack the police. He was arrested immediately and sent to court for violation of traffic laws, among other violations stemming from his incensed behaviour. His bike was taken into police custody. Koh Santepheap

Shaky man abruptly dies; drug OD suspected
A 20-year-old man died after experiencing a bad case of the shakes Tuesday while exiting a moto taxi in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district. A bystander reported to police that he suspected the freewheeler died of a drug overdose owing to his unusual behavior after the ride ending near Wat Phnom. The man died immediately following the erratic behaviour. Police are still searching for the motodop who transported the shaky suspect. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Phak Seangly

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