FAMILY TORN APART BY CROSSBOW ATTACK
An intergenerational family conflict in Siem Reap province has ended in the death of a 44-year-old man, allegedly at the hands of his 26-year-old crossbow-wielding son. Police said the attack happened Sunday, when the two men were drinking together. The suspect asked his young son to bring him a cigarette. The son refused, police said, and his willfulness enraged the suspect, who allegedly started beating the boy on the spot. The 44-year-old man objected to this and began beating on his son-in-law. In response, the son-in-law grabbed a crossbow and allegedly shot the victim in the chest.
WOMAN ATTACKED OVER MEAL DISPUTE
A 49-year-old man in Kandal province has been arrested on suspicion of attacking his wife with a cleaver. Police say the man asked his wife to make him lunch. She obliged, preparing a delightful spread featuring fried pork and fresh vegetables. But the man, who was drunk, demanded fried prahok. The woman refused to make another dish and started hitting her husband. He, in turn, began destroying their property, then grabbed a cleaver and allegedly struck his wife twice in the head.
BELT-WHIPPING BOYS WARNED BY COPS
Two high school students in Kandal province have been arrested for jumping on each other, chasing each other around and whipping each other with belts. The bizarre incident happened Saturday, and police said they did not know what prompted it. The two students, aged 17 and 18, were released after their parents signed a contract promising to rein in their unruly progeny. Police warned that the students would be punished if caught abusing each other again.
TEEN EARRING THIEVES SUMMONED TO COURT
Police in Poipet town have arrested three girls accused of trying to steal earrings from a child. The girls, aged 14, 15, and 16, were arrested after a woman complained that she saw them trying to snatch earrings from her 6-year-old daughter. The girls allegedly confessed, and admitted to stealing earrings from children in two other provinces. They have been sent to court.