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Police Blotter: 2 Jun 2010

Police Blotter: 2 Jun 2010

POLICE

EERIE PREMONITION COMES TRUE AT PARTY
A 29-year-old man is recovering in hospital after he received a vicious beating during a village dance party in Kandal province Sunday. The victim said that he had been busting loose on the dance floor when an ominous feeling suddenly overcame him: He felt that someone wanted to kill him. So he decided to stop dancing and sat down near some police officers who had joined in for the festivities. When the officers left, a masked man burst onto the scene and beat the victim, who insisted he had no idea why anyone would want to hurt him.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

TRAFFIC TRAGEDY LEAVES ONE DEAD
Police in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district have reported that a 23-year-old man died after a car crashed into him on the side of a road Monday. Police said the victim was driving a motorbike when a car crashed into him from behind. The man managed to jump away from the wreckage. Unfortunately, a second car smashed into him as he leaped away, and he died immediately. Police said the second car driver had been speeding and was very drunk. Police said he escaped at first, but that they caught him quickly. Witnesses said they felt a great deal of pity for the victim.
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MAN’S GAS CLAIM WAS IN FACT JUST HOT AIR
A 29-year-old man was arrested in Kampot province Saturday after residents claimed he had repeatedly convinced them to give him their empty gas containers by telling them he worked for “the gas company”. Police said the man would offer to fill empty gas containers. Instead, however, he would sell the containers for his own profit, police said. When caught, the man allegedly admitted to his scam.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

FATHER AND SON DUO FACE COURT DATE
A father and son duo were arrested in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district Sunday after they were accused of destroying public property in Svay Pak commune. The pair are in police custody and will be sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court, police said. The crimes allegedly happened last August.
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