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Police Blotter: 22 July 2013

Police Blotter: 22 July 2013

Cop and his friend give fellow diners indigestion
A police officer and his female companion were arrested for destruction of property in Stung Treng town on Friday after being the very definition of obnoxious diners. According to military police, the pair were loudly drinking in a restaurant, much to the consternation of their fellow guests. After many of their fellow diners had already left in anger, the owner tried to calm the duo, only to get a glass of water in the face. They then proceeded to break a few chairs before military police intervened. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Harassment escalates, puts woman in hospital
A couple of reckless, would-be romeos caused a young woman to be badly injured in a motorbike accident on Saturday in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district. Police said the victim was driving down the street when two teenage boys pulled alongside her and started flirting. One decided to take things a step further, and reached out to grab the woman’s waist, causing her to crash, badly injuring her head. Police are now searching for them. NOKORWAT

Girlfriend’s taste for finer things leads to larceny
A woman who would do anything for love was arrested on Saturday in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district for making good on that promise in less-than-legal ways. According to police, the woman wasn’t making enough cash to satisfy her girlfriend. Thinking she’d make a little money the old-fashioned way, the suspect allegedly “borrowed” three motorbikes from friends, sold them for $1,900, and blew the proceeds on her lover. Police arrested the woman, who reportedly offered compensation in an unsuccessful bid to stay out of jail. NOKORWAT

‘First time’ drug buyers get case of the shakes
Two high school students’ jangled nerves got them busted for allegedly carrying drugs in the capital’s Tuol Kork district on Friday. Police said the two were riding a moto, and were so thoroughly panicked by the sight of the police that they toppled over. Police stopped the teens and searched the bike, allegedly finding three small packages of drugs. The suspects said it was the first time they had bought drugs. NOKORWAT

Batterer, battered likely bound for ‘education’
A couple in Kampong Cham town were hauled in on Friday after a lovers’ quarrel turned physical. According to police, the two had spent the night at a guesthouse and were leaving the next morning when an argument broke out. The man began punching and slapping his girlfriend, saying the money and phone she was carrying were actually his. Police intervened, but were unsure whether to press charges, or simply “educate” and release the pair. DEUM AMPIL

Translated by Phak Seangly

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