Police Blotter: 12 June 2013

Police Blotter: 12 June 2013

Drunkeness, not anger, caused injury to head
Police said that simple inebriation, rather than revenge, motivated a 32-year-old man to throw a bottle of wine at another man in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Monday. The suspect staggared down the street and apparently decided the best way to dispose of his empty bottle was to throw it at the head of a stranger who was enjoying a meal in front of his house. The victim was seriously injured and police immediately arrested the suspect. The man confirmed that he had been acting on the orders of the booze. Deum Ampil

Construction supplies used as tools for robbery
Pretending to be interested in purchasing construction tools, four men in Prey Veng town on Monday instead allegedly made off with some more valuable items. Police said the men entered the tool seller’s house posing as potential buyers but once inside threatened him with a gun. They then scoured the house for valuables and turned up a fair amount of money and jewellery before escaping. Police arrived later and are searching for the men. Deum Ampil
Thief runs out of luck by running his mouth
Police said a 32-year-old man made it from Banteay Meanchey province to Battambang town with a stolen moto only to be undone by his own loose lips on Sunday. The man concealed himself and the stolen vehicle in the house of a friend in Battambang town and perhaps thought himself in the clear, cops said. But a neighbour had overheard him telling the friend that the moto was stolen. The neighbour informed police, who arrested the man. He admitted to the theft. Rasmey kampuchea

Live music faux pas leads to sword attack
In what some might not consider a proportional response, three concertgoers allegedly used a sword to hack a 43-year-old man in the back in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Monday.  His offence was a familiar one: stepping on their feet. Police said the three suspects waited until the concert had finished and then approached the man. The cops arrived in response to bystanders’ shouts in time to send the man to the hospital, but the suspects escaped. Koh Santepheap

Hunger unleashes man’s sharp temper
A husband in Kampong Cham’s Srey Santhor district was arrested on Monday after missing a meal made him more than a little cranky. Police said the man was upbraiding his wife for not cooking his dinner when the wife’s brother attempted to intervene on her behalf. The angry husband turned on his brother-in-law and attacked him with an axe. The brother-in-law was sent to hospital for shoulder injuries, and the husband has been sent to court. Rasmey kampuchea

Translated by Sen David