Police Blotter: 17 Jul 2013

Police Blotter: 17 Jul 2013

Drunk teens have rockin’ good time in B Meanchey
One of a group of three young delinquents was arrested in Banteay Meanchey’s Svay Sisophon town on Monday after drunkenly hurling stones at passing cars. The trio managed to break two car mirrors and badly injure a driver in the head before police intervened and they were forced to flee. An 18-year-old was arrested, but his two mates managed to escape. The unlucky arrestee said the group was too drunk to control themselves, while police said they were also using drugs. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Friend thinks he’s clever, buddy grabs the cleaver
A young construction worker learned not to run his mouth the hard way in Kampong Chhnang’s Rolea Borei district on Sunday after he needled a pal a bit too consistently during a marathon drinking session. Police said that after a row had seemingly been averted, the suspect left the scene, only to return with a cleaver. A single chop to the back of his mate’s head left the needler in hospital and the suspect on the lam. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

In Sen Sok, thieves need police for protection
A would-be bicycle theft ended in a beating for a 19-year-old man in the capital’s Sen Sok district late on Sunday. Police said a young student had locked her bike up and turned in for the night when she saw the teen trying to break the lock. Villagers responded quickly to her calls for help, dishing out a little Sen Sok justice via their fists before turning the man over to the cops. The vigilantes said thefts were becoming common, and they had seen little police action. NOKORWAT

Man’s behaviour borders on international incident
Visitor to the Kam Rieng border checkpoint in Battambang got a less-than-warm welcome on Monday. Police said a drunk man repeatedly shouted at Thai tourists, before crossing into Thai territory and breaking a window at the Thai police office. Authorities there arrested the walking diplomatic incident, and turned him over to their Cambodian counterparts. He was released after signing a contract in which he promised to “not act crazily”. NOKORWAT

Man stabs romantic rival in misguided custody bid
A man enraged by his lack of visitation rights took it out on his ex-wife’s new man on Sunday in Kandal. Police said the 26-year-old had not been allowed to see his infant daughter since his wife had remarried this year, a situation that brought him raging to the couple’s doorstep. After an argument, the suspect produced a knife and stabbed his ex’s new husband in the chest and shoulder. Police arrested him the same day. NOKORWAT

Translated by Phak Seangly

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