Police Blotter: 19 June 2013

Police Blotter: 19 June 2013

Angry customer acts like boxer, KOs table
Apparently inspired by the boxing match on the television in front of him, a drunken man in Battambang town decided to start his own fight on Monday. Police said the man stumbled into a coffee shop after guzzling wine with friends and immediately started shouting about the match on TV. The other men in the shop complained, and the shop’s owner turned off the TV. Annoyed, the inebriated man promptly damaged several chairs, a table and the TV set. When police showed up, the man was rude to them, too, later explaining he was too drunk to control himself. Nokorwat

Clean car, clean lift ends with not-so-clean result
In a bid to clean up, a 23-year-old man lifted another man’s car from a cleaning station in Sihanoukville town on Monday. Police said the suspect showed up after staff had rinsed off the car and, claiming to be the owner, took off with the vehicle. When the car’s real owner realised his newly clean car had been stolen in a dirty trick, he immediately called police, who chased the suspect until he ran off the road into a rice field. Cops returned the car to its owner. Kampuchea thmey
 
Phone mob goes after customer-cum-thief
A group of phone shop customers in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district badly beat a not-very-cool customer on Monday after it turned out he was there to steal what they were there to buy. Police said the phony shopper tried to sneak away with a mobile phone while the salespeople were busy with others but was spotted while climbing onto his motorbike. The angry customers, along with a motodop, chased after him, caught him and beat him unconscious. Police sent him to hospital and humbly asked the mob not to beat up suspects in future. Kampuchea thmey

Drug boss plays modest when caught with goods
A self-effacing alleged drug boss denied the scope of his operation on Monday, when police caught him with 1.5 grams of crystal meth on him in Battambang town. Before he was sent to court, the suspect confessed he’d been delivering drugs in the area for about a year. Unsatisfied, police claimed the suspect actually had been part of a drug network for about seven years and had bribed some local authorities to deliver drugs for him. Nokorwat

Drunk driver hits drink cart, lands in hot water  
A 35-year-old Chinese national was seriously injured after crashing his motorbike in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district yesterday. Police said the driver was drunk and therefore did not pay adequate attention to a drinks cart moving in the same direction down the road. The cart’s owner was also injured in the crash, and both were sent to the hospital. Nokorwat

Translated by Phak Seangly

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