Just when you thought the craze of pawning your friend’s motorbike couldn’t get any more sophisticated, a man who indulged in such criminal activity was arrested on Friday disguised as a monk.
The man, 31, convinced his friend in Kampong Speu province that lending him his wheels was a good idea and sped towards the capital for an easy payday.
After getting $400 out of a pawnbroker, the man then stole a saffron robe in his bid to escape the authorities’ clutches.
Perhaps knowing his friend too well, the victim tracked him down and turned him over to police. KOH SANTEPHEAP