Police Blotter: 15 May 2013

Police Blotter: 15 May 2013

Big-betting gambler bamboozled over bills
A Kampong Chhnang man’s luck turned when he tried to use his gambling winnings to buy a soda in Samaki Meanchey district on Sunday. According to police, when the vendor discovered that the $100 bill the man had paid with was a counterfeit she told authorities, who discovered another 13 counterfeit hundreds on him and made the arrest. This was much to the chagrin of the suspect, 34, who said he had won the
money playing cards over Khmer New Year and had no idea the bills were fakes. Kampuchea Thmey

Mad moto wants to be only dop in the village
HELL hath no fury like a motodop scorned, or so learned a man in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district when he refused one driver’s offer. According to police, the 27-year-old was walking home when a motodop asked if he needed a lift. He declined, saying he too had a motorbike, which angered the motodop immensely. The spurned chauffeur left, only to return 10 minutes later with a wooden stick. He allegedly proceeded to badly beat the victim, landing him in hospital. Police are still looking for the suspect.  Deum Ampil
 
Fast-flying truck driver cause for tuk-tuk crash
A 31-YEAR-OLD worker was badly injured on Monday in a road accident in Kampong Chhnang town. Police said the man was driving a tuk-tuk loaded with wood through an intersection when a truck full of passengers slammed into his vehicle. The man sustained severe injuries and was sent to hospital. Police arrested the truck driver, 27, saying his excessive speed was to blame for the crash.  Rasmey Kampuchea

Prostitute punter packs more than just body heat
A SEX WORKER’s instincts saved her from a potentially grisly fate in the capital’s Daun Penh district on Sunday night. According to police, the woman was lured to a guesthouse by a john, only to discover the man was packing a gun. Spooked by the sidearm, the woman ran to police who arrested him immediately. Police confiscated the gun and five bullets, but the suspect wouldn’t divulge its provenance, leading police to believe he had used the piece to commit a crime.  Deum Ampil

Undercover police bust daring plantation dealer
A MAN who allegedly delivered drugs to plantation workers was arrested after being caught red-handed in a sting in Battambang province’s Sampov Loun district on Monday. Police said an officer dressed as an addict hit up the hustler, 30, for a fix. When he forked over 136 tablets of meth, they sprang into action. The man confessed to being a middleman but wouldn’t give up his source.  Nokorwat

Translated by Sen David

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