Police Blotter: 12 August 2008

Police Blotter: 12 August 2008

HUNGRY DRUNK DIES IN SLEEP

So Nguon, 49, died in his sleep at about 12:10pm on Saturday in Som

Roang Tong district, Kampong Speu province, after he got drunk and

slept for three days and two nights without eating or drinking. Nguon

had three children living in the US and Canada who supported his

lifestyle in Cambodia. RASMEY KAMPUCHEA DAILY

DRUNK FOREIGNERS ABANDON CAR

Three foreigners escaped unharmed after they drove their 1993 Toyota

into a traffic light pole and a tree on Norodom Boulevard around

12:30am on Saturday. The three abandoned the car at the site because it

got lodged in the tree. Police found a bottle of Hennessy in the car

and suspect the driver was drunk at the time of the

accident. RASMEY KAMPUCHEA DAILY

MAN HANGS BECAUSE FRIENDS DON'T VISIT

Him Kosal, 30, hanged himself to death with a krama at about 12:30 am

in Khan Dangkor, Phnom Penh, on Saturday after a bout of heavy

drinking. His wife said that her husband repeatedly complained that his

friends never came to visit him after he became poor. Him Kosal was

gentle and polite and he always went to bed quietly after he drank with

the neighbours. KAMPUCHEA THMEY DAILY

DEAD TIRED

A 43-year-old construction worker died at his home at 5:30pm in Khan

Meanchey, Phnom Penh, immediately after telling his wife he was tired

after a long day's work at a construction site.

RASMEY KAMPUCHEA DAILY

BOAT TEASING

Ny Sophy, 17, drowned when a boat she and her friends were sightseeing

on sank near Sekong Bridge in Stung Treng province on Thursday

afternoon. The rowboat sank 50 metres from the shore because the

friends were teasing each other. Sophy's friends could swim and

survived by hanging onto the boat. RASMEY KAMPUCHEA DAILY

VALUABLE WOOD STOLEN

A truck driver and his truck conductor friend, both aged 22, stole 11

planks of valuable wood from Sopha, 53, on Wednesday. They were

apprehended the next day and the valuable wood returned.

KOH SANTEPHEAP DAILY

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