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Police Blotter: 11 Nov 2010

Police Blotter: 11 Nov 2010

Bat beating not enough for police to investigate
A Cambodian man was injured when his Chinese employer beat him with a baseball bat during an inter-office scuffle in Kampot province on Monday. A co-worker said that he heard sounds coming from his boss’s office, and when he went to investigate he saw the man beating an employee with the bat. The victim said he went to speak to his boss to air some grievances, when the suspect resorted to the bat. He complained to police, but they said it was “a small issue” and did not investigate. The victim was reportedly sorry to hear that.

Sleepy drunk driver smashes three motos
A drunken, “sleepy” driver crashed his car into three motorbikes in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmorn district on Monday. Police said the three motorbikes were damaged and one passenger suffered severe injuries. The suspect said he had been drinking wine at a party in Svay Rieng province, when he decided he was cool to drive and made his way to the capital. He later told police that not only was he drunk, but that he was “sleepy”, too.

Man steps on in-law’s foot, then fights him
A 32-year-old man was arrested Son on Sunday in Kampong Thom’s Baray district after fighting his father-in-law, just moments after making the mistake of stepping on the victim’s foot. A witness reported watching the pair walk into a café to watch some football. As they were walking, the suspect lightly grazed his father-in-law’s foot. The father-in-law demanded to know “why he would do this”, causing the suspect’s anger to boil over. Police briefly detained the suspect and then released him, but not before saying that “they are a family and they should not do this”.

Long pole brandished in property dispute
A man was severely injured after being beaten with a long pole on Monday in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district. The victim said he knew the suspect, and they had fought numerous times over a land dispute. The suspect escaped after assaulting the victim, who was sent to hospital because he was covered in “so much blood”.

Family and police mystified by suicide
A 26-year-old man hanged himself in a field in Battambang town on Monday, but police are baffled as to the reasons why. Police said a boy went to the field to find crabs when he saw the dead body hanging from a tree. Police said he may have had arguments with his family, but the victim’s wife said there had been no such arguments. She wondered “why her husband would do this”. Police said they would further investigate the death.


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