•Jilted lover/dad throws rocks, then punches
A 24-year-old man was arrested after throwing rocks at his ex-girlfriend’s house in a fit of jealousy in Banteay Meanchey’s Serey Soaphon district on Sunday. His ex-girlfriend, 21, and her husband, 35, were awoken by loud noises on their roof. When her husband went outside to investigate, he was hit by the man. The suspect said he had a seven-month-old daughter with the woman, who had left him for another man while he was working in Thailand.
•Former owner saves key, drives off with car
A man was arrested on Sunday for stealing his one-time car in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district using a copy of the key he had retained. The current owner reported his vehicle missing on Saturday after leaving it in a parking lot in the Koh Pich area to attend a wedding. The next day, he went around car repair shops and found his car getting a new paint job. He called police, who were able to apprehend the suspect despite him drawing a gun.
•Rocks met with sword as quarrel escalates
A 27-year-old gangster was arrested after drunkenly attacking another man with a sword on Sunday in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district. Police said the men had begun arguing after drinking. The 28-year-old victim began throwing rocks at the other man, who took a sword from his house and slashed the victim twice. Police arrested the swordsman at the scene.
•Man slashed in foiled moto-theft attempt
A 17-year-old man was seriously injured after being slashed three times in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district on Sunday. On his way to work, he was asked by two men for a ride to the market near his workplace. While they were driving, the suspects took out a knife to rob him of his motorbike. Nearby residents were alerted by the victim’s cries and came to his aid, managing to apprehend one of the attackers. Police are on the lookout for the second attacker.
•Eye contact results in beatdown for teenager
Four teenagers were arrested for beating up their 15-year-old classmate on Saturday in Prey Veng’s Bar Pnom district. According to witnesses, the young hoodlums were angered by the victim making constant eye contact with them at school. After drinking, the teens attacked the victim, who was studying in a classroom. Teachers came to his aid, and the suspects are now in jail awaiting trial.