Police Blotter: 18 Jun 2010

Police Blotter: 18 Jun 2010

POLICE

'KIDNAPPING' ENDS IN SAME-SEX WEDDING
What started off as a suspected kidnapping ended in a joyful wedding this week, after two female factory workers said they had fallen in love with each other. On Tuesday, the two women were summoned to court in Battambang province after the parents of one of the women accused the other woman of kidnapping their daughter. But when the women told police in Battambang they were actually madly in love with each other, the parents had a change of heart and agreed the loving couple should be wed. So they prepared a small impromptu wedding for the happy duo.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

CUSTOMER WITH A GUN IS ALWAYS RIGHT
Police in Tuol Kork district are looking for a man accused of firing his gun carelessly into a local garage during a dispute over car repairs. Police said the accused man drove his Toyota Camry to the garage and blamed the owner for allegedly doing a shoddy repair job. He demanded that the garage owner fix the car again for free. The garage owner, however, refused, saying that it had been more than six months since he had touched the car. The suspect took off in a huff, then showed up again 30 minutes later with a gun. He allegedly fired it five or six times into the garage before escaping. No one was wounded.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

KARAOKE EMPLOYEES CLAIM ILL TREATMENT
A 21-year-old woman who worked in a karaoke nightclub claims her boss slapped her in the face when she dared to ask for money she was owed. The victim said she had asked her boss, who happens to be a senior military police commander, to give her her salary and let her stop working. But he allegedly slapped her, used “unreasonable words” and threatened to have her thrown in jail, police said. A co-worker also accused the boss of withholding her salary. The pair sent complaint letters to the rights group Adhoc and to Koh Kong province’s Department of Women’s Affairs.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

KOREAN ACCUSED OF CHEATING COMPATRIOT
Police have arrested a 52-year-old Korean national after he was accused of swindling a fellow Korean man. It is alleged the suspect used a fake document to sell a piece of land in Kandal province for US$120,000. The victim complained and showed the dodgy document to authorities, who declared it to be counterfeit. The suspect has been sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court to feel the swift, unforgiving hand of justice.
DEUM AMPIL

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