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Police Blotter: 17 May 2010

Police Blotter: 17 May 2010

POLICE

TEACHER TRIES TO GRAB COP’S WEAPON
A 31-year-old schoolteacher in Pailin province was arrested in Battambang town Thursday after he allegedly got drunk and tried to grab a policeman’s gun, police said. Officers said they had tried to pull the man over because his motorbike appeared to be missing a rearview mirror. The man acknowledged that he tried to take a policeman’s gun when he was stopped while returning from a drinking party at a friend’s house. But he said he only did it after a policeman hit him. Police, however, presented a different story. They said the man refused to stop his bike. Police decided to release the man for the time being because he is a schoolteacher.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

LIGHTNING STRIKES THIRSTY B’BANG MAN
Officials in Battambang province say a local man was killed after he was struck by lightning while he was waiting for rainwater to fill up a jar in front of his home. Officials said the man died instantly Thursday. Eyewitnesses said there had been light rain and thunder Thursday while the victim was standing in front of his house. A district police chief reported it was not raining heavily at the time.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

MAN WAS JEALOUS OF WIFE: RELATIVE
A market vendor in Kampong Cham province strangled himself to death Friday in a fit of jealousy over his younger wife, police and family said. The victim’s aunt said the man, 41,had been married to a woman 15 years his junior. The couple always seemed to bicker over arguments that appeared to stem from his jealousy of his young wife. The victim was burdened by disease, the aunt said. The day before, the couple had a big argument that saw the wife sleep over at her own aunt’s house. The man left a suicide note that read, “My wife always argues with me without any reason”. Police concluded the man’s death was from suicide.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

MAN KILL SELF, SIS SAW TROUBLING SIGN
A man has died after he hanged himself from his wooden house Thursday, officials in Siem Reap province reported. Local police have conducted an exhaustive investigation and concluded that there were no real grounds for the man to commit suicide. The victim’s older sister, however, told police that her brother frequently got drunk and constantly threatened to kill himself. On the day in question, the victim drank wine early in the morning, she said. Neighbours said the man killed himself while his sister was frying bananas in front of her home. Family tried to rush the man to hospital, but he died.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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