Police Blotter: 26 June 2013

Police Blotter: 26 June 2013

Brotherly advice none too welcome, man learns
Family tensions boiled over into assault in Kampong Chhnang, when a man hacked at his brother’s head with a garden hoe. The altercation began when the 32-year-old victim offered his brother some sage advice: work hard and take care of mom. Drunk and apparently offended by the implicating tone, the younger brother lashed out at sibling, who took a swing at him. In retaliation, the know-it-all received a hoe to the head, landing in the hospital while his brother was placed under arrest. Nokorwat

Chatty casanova only has eyes for girl, not road
A combination of alcohol, hormones and speed proved nearly fatal after a motorbike accident in Kampong Chnang on Monday left five injured. That day a drunk 27-year-old man took his girlfriend for a chatty ride on his motorbike. Flying through an intersection, the distracted Romeo hit another motorbike, leaving the driver and two passengers injured. Police took the bikes into custody and said the man drove carelessly under the influence of alcohol. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Unwanted advice, again, lands man in hospital
An argument between in-laws escalated over the weekend, culminating in a stabbing. Visiting his sister in Kampong Cham, the 38-year-old victim received an ear load concerning her son-in-law. In the hopes of smoothing things over, the uncle-in-law urged the young man to show some respect. Miffed at being told what to do, however, the son-in-law rewarded the advice-giver with four stabs to the stomach. The victim was hospitalised and police are searching for his none-too-kind nephew. NOKORWAT

Moto thief tries to rob bike by pushing, fails
An attempted motorbike theft may have gone better had the ignition not failed. Police arrested the 27-year-old in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Monday after he allegedly tried to steal a bike left outside a shop. Unable to start it, the harried would-be robber chose to push it instead, making it mere metres before the shop owner shouted for help and a cop intervened. Nokorwat

In-laws happily take chance to clobber dad
Another family feud between in-laws left someone seriously injured on Monday. The victim visited his son-in-law in Battambang, and asked that his granddaughter pay him a visit. That devolved into a dispute, leading the son to call his parents for backup. The three then allegedly pummelled pops. The victim was hospitalised and police are searching for the trio. Police noted that the in-laws did not get along well with each other. Nokorwat

Translated by Phak Seangly

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