Police Blotter: 1 Jul 2013

Police Blotter: 1 Jul 2013

Pailin puppy pincher pounced on by police
The dog days are just beginning for an alleged thief, 21, arrested for pilfering puppies in Pailin province’s Sala Krao district on Friday. According to police, the newly broke suspect stole three dogs,10 chickens and other property from his stepmother to fuel his drug habit. When she asked where her things had gone, the suspect allegedly flew into a rage, punching her several times in the face. Police soon arrested the man, who reportedly confessed to the crimes. Nokorwat

Thick thieves try to take lady’s moto, lose theirs
Por Sen Chey district police are on the lookout for two alleged thieves who lost their own moto after failing to steal that of a Phnom Penh woman on Saturday. Police said the woman was heading home when the two men stopped her. One of the scoundrels began slapping and punching the woman, who shouted for help. A group intervened, but was forced away when one of the men brandished a gun and the pair escaped on foot into a market, leaving their own moto behind. nokorwat

Embarrased egg-head makes up story to cops
A man hoping to save a little face might be losing a little freedom after he allegedly lied to police about an accident in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Friday. Police said the man was on his way home from a drinking session when he hit a dog, wrecking his moto and sustaining a head injury. The man claimed that a friend had attacked him in an attempt to steal his moto. Police are questioning the man over his false report, made, they say, because he was ashamed of the accident. NOKORWAT

Moto group finds out why traffic lights are useful
Late night games of intersection chicken rarely end well. Such was the case for a moto-riding quartet, who were badly injured on Saturday in the capital after failing to slow at an intersection. As the hapless bike ploughed through the light, they were met head-on by a speeding taxi. The group sustained extensive injuries, while the cabbie – unsurprisingly – hoofed it. Police impounded the vehicles and are searching for the driver. NOKORWAT

Familial farming foils cow-thieving outlaw
A sneaky sister took down a cow rustler on Friday after the hapless thief made the mistake of asking her for directions. Police say the alleged robber swooped in on the grazing cows in Kampong Thom’s Stoung district. Leading the cows to the road, the unlucky outlaw lost his way, eventually asking – you guessed it – the owner’s sister for directions. The smart sis snuck a call to the cops and distracted the bandit with small talk until they hauled him to the pen. NOKORWAT

Translated by Phak Seangly

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