DEFECATION CHARGE LEADS TO BEATING
Police last weekend arrested a spoiled teenager and charged him with attacking and sexually harassing his 71-year-old grandmother in Kandal province's Kien Svay district in late 2007. Suon Sam Neang, 19, is accused of hitting his grandmother with a wooden stick, undressing her and pushing her head down into the mud after she accused him of defecating on her pile of straw.
MACHETE ATTACK BY MAN DENIED DINNER
A 36-year-old man described as a drunkard in Battambang province attacked his wife and daughter with a machete Thursday after they neglected to cook him dinner when he returned home at midnight after a round of heavy drinking. The victims, identified as Pich Samul, 39, and Pich Nang, 16, sustained serious injuries and are recovering in hospital. Witnesses said the suspect, Try Trin, 36, had a history of binge drinking and physical abuse.
OUT-OF-CONTROL VAN KILL 4, INJURES 3
Four men died instantly when two vans collided on National Road 7 in Kampong Cham province on Friday morning. Police identified three of the dead, all from Dambae district, as Tea Chhout, 35, Houn Kim Hay, 14, and Leng Vau, 18. The fourth victim was unidentified. Witnesses said the accident was caused when a van driven by Hak Tho, 25, turned on its side and collided with a van driven by Tea Chhout heading in the opposite direction. Three others were severely injured in the accident, including a motorcyclist who was also hit by Hak Tho's van.
PESTICIDE-WIELDING THIEVES NABBED
A band of three thieves accused of using pesticide to poison guard dogs was arrested Friday in Battambang province. Police said the suspects confessed to having stolen from many houses throughout the Kingdom, adding that they scouted out targets during the day and broke into them at night. A fourth thief remains at large.