Police Blotter: 19 Mar 2013

Police Blotter: 19 Mar 2013

Run-in with hungry men ends badly for bovine
Three men in Pursat town were arrested Sunday after stealing a late-night snack – while it was still mooing. Police received a report from a local man saying his cow had been stolen and after investigating, turned up three suspicious men having a feast of beef in the forest. The cops corralled the alleged cattle rustlers and hauled them in for questioning, where they reportedly admitted to stealing the cow while the owner was asleep. The suspected carnivorous crooks were sent to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Love pangs hurt Kratie man all too literally
A man's wounded heart very nearly got him wounded in the heart Sunday when he was stabbed within an inch of his life in Kratie town. According to police, the 35-year-old was drinking at a party when he accused his friend of having a romantic dalliance with his girlfriend. Apparently incensed at the accusation, the so-called friend allegedly followed the man home and stabbed him three times. Neighbours saw the incident and filed a complaint to police, who arrested the suspect. Currently the victim is in hospital, but his condition is unknown. Koh Santepheap

Employee feels like 100 bucks until she’s caught
An apparently opportunistic employee was arrested Sunday after allegedly absconding with $100 while the boss of the house-front store where she worked was out. According to the victim, the alleged thief snagged $100 from the till and then tried to escape. But she didn’t get far before she was arrested by police and reportedly confessed. Police sent her to court.  Rasmey Kampuchea

Thief doesn’t have snatching in the bag
A routine bag-snatching went south for a suspected thief in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district Saturday. According to her statement, the victim said she was driving along on her moto when she noticed a man following her. When the man, 20, made his move on the woman’s handbag, she lost control of the vehicle and toppled over, prompting her to call nearby police to her aid. Cops collared the careening crook, who reportedly confessed and was sent to court. Rasmey Kampuchea

Seemingly drunk man injures student on road
Police arrested an alleged drunk driver in the capital’s Prampi Makara district Sunday after his high-speed hijinks injured a 20-year-old high school student. Police said the man, 32, was speeding down the street when his moto crashed into another moto bearing the young student. According to a witness, the suspect – who appeared drunk – tried to flee the scene, only to be detained by vigilante villagers. Police came along to make the arrest and send the suspect to court. Rasmey Kampuchea

Translated by Sen David