SLEEPING MAN CAUSES HIGHWAY BROUHAHA
Police say a drunkard in Svay Rieng town took a nap in the middle of the road Thursday evening, causing havoc among drivers and restless neighbours disturbed by the sound of barking dogs. Officials said the man’s antics disturbed neighbours so much that they just had to come and see what was causing the commotion. Police said the man was driving his motorbike home from a party. But he was so deeply intoxicated that he pulled over to sleep in the road. Passing motorists stopped and tried to wake the man up, but he slept through their poking and prodding. Finally, amid a cacophony of canine exhortations, police arrived and took the man home.
FEAR SPURS WOMAN TO JUMP FROM TAXI
A woman was severely injured after she jumped from a taxi in Phnom Penh’s Sensok district for fear she was about to be raped by the driver. The woman told doctors that she became suspicious of the driver after he promised to take her home, but didn’t. Passersby sent her straight to hospital. The man reported that he had fallen hopelessly in love with the woman. He said he only planned to talk to her.
POLICE NAB ALLEGED BREAST-KISSER
Police in Phnom Penh arrested a 46-year-old man on Thursday after he was accused of ripping open a woman’s shirt and kissing her breasts in a 2008 incident. The man is alleged to have visited the woman for a friendly dinner. After the meal, the woman saw him off in a darkened stairwell, which is when he allegedly kissed her.
WOMAN ACCUSED OF STABBING HUSBAND
A dispute over 1,000 riels (US$0.25) has torn an impoverished family apart in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district. Police alleged that a woman stabbed her husband to death Friday, after he struck her three times. The woman told police she took offence when the man ordered their 8-year-old daughter to buy wine and asked his wife to fork out 1,000 riels for it.