FAST CAR, WOMAN LEAD TO CRASH
A drunk Chinese man crashed his car into a cement barrier on Norodom Boulevard while he was making out with his Vietnamese girlfriend. Witnesses reported that the couple continued to go at it after the car crashed. Neither was injured in the incident.
VILLAGE CHIEF STOPS ATTEMPTED RAPE
A 27-year-old man has been accused of attempting to rape a 40-year-old woman in Kampong Cham province. Ath Thorn allegedly slapped Chreung Chanty repeatedly, told her to be quiet and mounted her while clutching at her throat during the attack, which was thwarted by the village chief. Heng Vuthy, the district police chief, said Ath Thorn had denied the accusation.
WOMAN ACCUSED OF TRAFFICKING
A 67-year-old Cambodian woman was arrested on Friday by Thai authorities in connection with a cross-border drug-trafficking operation. The woman was identified as Khan Heng, a resident of Banteay Meanchey province. Thai police said they found 151 tablets wrapped in a plastic sack that was tied to her wrist when the arrest was made.
MOTHER-DAUGHTER KILLING IN PURSAT
A woman and her daughter were arrested Wednesday in Pursat province on suspicion of killing another woman. Uk Chhay Y, 53, and her daughter, Phon Sophear, 23, are suspects in the killing last Monday of Svit Nhib. Police said Uk Chhay Y had previously warned Svit Nhib not to contact her husband and had threatened to burn down her house and kill her. Other villagers said the victim was a sweet girl who never had a conflict with anyone.
'LET'S BE FRIENDS' LEADS TO SUICIDE
A 25-year-old woman in Kampong Chhnang province on Thursday took her own life by swallowing multiple tablets of an unidentified substance after her boyfriend asked her to be just friends. Keo Chamroeun, 27, had sex with Meas Chandy, 25, then told her he saw her as "more of a simple friend". A dispute between the couple had previously led to Keo Chamroeun's arrest, though he was released after he paid her 500,000 riels (US$121) in compensation.