Police Blotter: 21 Mar 2013

Police Blotter: 21 Mar 2013

Son attacks parents for playing with his playlist
Never mess with a man’s tunes – the outcome can be severe, as the family of a 23-year-old in Ratanakkiri’s Balong town found out on Sunday. Police said the young man’s father-in-law had taken his smartphone during a small gathering and passed it around to partygoers, who added their own tunes and deleted his. When he found his own mix deleted, he flew into a rage. Fuelled by booze, he picked up a sharp piece of bamboo and stabbed both his father-in-law and intervening mother. He was arrested right after the incident. Post Staff

Motorbike stolen from man on bathroom stop
How many people does it take to steal a moto? If you want to do the job right, six, apparently. Police said the sextet of criminals in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district waited in a quiet spot on Tuesday until a prospective victim stopped his moto and got off to urinate. The six thieves subsequently emerged from the shadows and, caught with his pants down, the victim wisely let them take the bike. Police haven’t found the suspects. Rasmey Kampuchea    

Insult the man’s mama, prepare for the drama
A man is recovering in hospital this week after making the dire mistake of cursing a man’s mother. Police said the victim was engaged in an argument over a neighbourhood dispute with a 25-year-old in Battambang’s Thmar Koul district on Tuesday when he decided to curse not only his verbal sparring partner but the man’s mother. Uh oh. Out came the knife, which was employed to stab the victim twice. The suspect attempted to flee but was cuffed by cops.
Rasmey Kampuchea

Woman resists gang of three home invaders
A woman home alone as her husband worked the fields caught a beating but kept her family’s money on Tuesday in Kampong Speu province. Police said three violent criminals waited for the husband to leave for the farm before entering the home and demanding the family’s meager nest egg. Getting a firm “no” in response, the three louts went to work on the woman. Her daughter arrived in time to call police, who bagged the scoundrels.  Rasmey Kampuchea

Flying wine bottles hit boy at wedding party
A young boy was injured on Monday after a wedding party devolved into mayhem. Police said a group of liquored-up men in attendance began throwing wine bottles at the nuptials in the capital’s Daun Penh district. One of the bottles struck a 12-year-old boy causing serious injury and putting him into hospital. Police are hunting for the culprits. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Phak Seangly


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