Police Blotter: 21 Feb 2013

Police Blotter: 21 Feb 2013

Mighty motodop uncowed by thief’s knife in his back
A knock-down, drag-out battle in Kampong Cham left the world’s toughest motodop bloodied but unbowed on Monday. Police say the 35-year-old had just picked up a fare when the passenger stabbed him in the back and attempted to make off with his livelihood. Despite the stab wound, our hero took on the robber in a wild brawl that lasted nearly 20 minutes. Finally, the thief was forced to say “uncle” and limp into the nearby woods. Bleeding and seriously injured, the motodop was still able to make his way to police to report the incident. Cops are hunting for the assailant. Nokorwat

Man jailed for wrong kind of dealing in casino town
Gamblers looking to stay wired at the tables in Svay Rieng’s Bavet town will find it a little harder after a local dealer’s arrest on Tuesday. Police said the man, who had a thriving business bringing drugs into the border casino town, was busted by cops and casino security. The arrest came after a raid at a nearby guesthouse, where police caught him with four packages of yama and drug paraphernalia. Police are now attempting to find others believed to be involved in the operation. Kampuchea Thmey   

Mocked man locked up after knockout in K Cham
One person’s good-natured ribbing is another’s rationale for violence, as proved to be the case in Kampong Cham on Monday. Police said a 20-year-old had suffered the slings and arrows of a 49-year-old woman who had mocked him “a lot” at a neighbourhood housewarming party on Friday. Drunk and seething, the young man followed her home, where he punched and kicked her, knocking her out before fleeing the scene. Police made the arrest a few days later and sent him to court. Nokorwat  

Drunk’s party ends in traffic accident in capital
A university student and the drunk driver who hit him were both in critical condition on Tuesday after an accident in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district. Police said the drunkard, who was speeding on his moto, was on his way home from a party when he hit the student, who was travelling in the same direction. Both were sent to hospital. Deum Ampil

Husband jailed after stalking, beating wife
A jealous husband is cooling his heels in jail after doubts over his wife’s fidelity brewed into violence. Police said the 25-year-old’s wife, seeking a divorce, left home to stay at her uncle’s house. Thinking his wife was seeing another man, the perp flew into a rage when she wasn’t at her relatives’ home. When she returned, an argument quickly turned physical, and police intervened, sending the man to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Phak Seangly

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