Police Blotter: 28 Sep 2012

Police Blotter: 28 Sep 2012

Man’s fiery temper finds a fiery outlet
Enraged by marital strife, a drunken man set fire to his motorbike in Kampot’s Kampong Trach district on Tuesday. Upon returning home from drinking beer with friends, the 25-year-old was greeted with a tongue-lashing from his wife, who had given birth to a son two months before and accused her husband of prioritising drinking over looking for work. The man flew into a rage and attempted to injure her. When she escaped, he took his anger out on his motorbike, setting it ablaze. Kampuchea Thmey

Old grudges die hard with a vengeance
An old argument came back to haunt four construction workers on Tuesday when three former colleagues gave them a severe beating in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district. Police said the victims, males aged 19 to 21, were walking back from work when three men blocked their way and hit them with sticks. The suspects all escaped. A victim said that when they used to work together, the suspects had cut off the electricity while the victims were trying to cook, leading to an argument. Kampuchea Thmey

Drunken man finds he has an axe to grind
In a hazily recollected tale involving a cleaver and far too many drinks, a 48-year-old man attacked a woman, 52, in Takeo’s Samrong district. Police said the inebriated suspect was out walking home when he engaged the woman in a fight. He then entered her humble abode and hacked her with the weapon until she became unconscious. Police arrested the sloshed assailant on Wednesday and sent him to court on suspicion of intentional injury. Raksmei Kampuchea

He who snoozes, loses, K Speu man discovers
A 33-year-old man learned this weekend to keep his eye on the prize, or in this instance, the motorbike. Following a few hours of beer binging on Saturday in Kampong Speu’s Phnom Sruoch district the man feel asleep, while his friend, 21, stole his motorbike and escaped upon his new ride. When the victim awoke, his bike and friend were gone. He reported the incident to police who arrested the suspect the same day. Koh Santepheap

Cell-phone snatching ends in beatdown
A down-on-his-luck teen borrowed a mobile phone from his friend Saturday and later sold it to settle his finances. When his friend, 18, asked for his missing property back, he erupted in anger, using a machete to attack the 17-year-old. Despite the attempted violence, the punishment was pinned on the phone pilferer and police arrested him Sunday. Koh Santepheap

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