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Drunken RCAF officer takes ‘revenge’ on rain

Drunken RCAF officer takes ‘revenge’ on rain

A military commander was arrested on Sunday after allegedly firing off several shots in the capital after a downpour interrupted his drinking binge.

Captain Seng Phally, a local deputy commander in Phnom Penh’s Prek Phnov district, said that Heng Bun Chhin, 54, a military officer attached to the Ministry of National Defence, was detained on Sunday after he shot five times into the air following a drinking session.

At about 4pm on Sunday, Bun Chhin was drinking at home with a group of friends when it began to rain heavily, causing him to fly into a rage as the deluge had disturbed his fun, Phally alleged.

“He was drunk and got angry when the rains disturbed him from drinking alcohol. He fired bullets into the sky in revenge,” Phally said. Police confiscated a pistol along with a clip and several bullets.

Officials also found an expired licence for the weapon. Bun Chhin was due in court for questioning this morning and was being held overnight.


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