Police Blotter: 29 Apr 2010

Police Blotter: 29 Apr 2010

POLICE

COPS BUST ALLEGED SERIAL DUCKNAPPERS
Two men in Kandal province have been arrested after they were accused of involvement in a ducknapping gone awry while the duck farm owner was away. Witnesses in a village said they saw seven people catching ducks and stuffing them into their pockets while the owner of the duck farm was out. The villagers shouted and called the owner, who called police. Upon arriving at the scene, the cops managed to snag two of the men, but five escaped. The owner complained that he seemed to lose ducks on an almost daily basis. Now that the apparent culprits have been caught, he is very happy.
DEUM AMPIL

MOTHER MOURNS 'FOOLISH OFFSPRING'
A 30-year-old man in Battambang is dead after he hanged himself in his kitchen, police said. The man’s mother said her son was “foolish”. He always wanted to kill himself, she said, but his family or neighbours rushed to prevent him from doing so at every attempt. This time, however, he hanged himself during the night, so nobody could intervene. The mother said that her son always bickered with other people and said “crazy things”.
DEUM AMPIL

SIBLING-ON-SIBLING MURDER KEPT QUIET
A 28-year-old man has died after his brother beat him with a metal bar Monday, police in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district said. The family said the siblings constantly argued with other family members. On this occasion, they turned on each other while drinking wine, and the older brother attacked the younger with a bar. Family members initially did not contact police, preferring to keep the matter under wraps. But after sending the victim’s body to the pagoda, officers arrived and arrested the older brother.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

ISLAND TRIP FATAL AFTER FISH MEAL
A 45-year-old man dropped dead after he ate some fish in Preah Sihanouk province Monday, police reported. Officers said the Banteay Meanchey province man had travelled to Sihanoukville for construction work. On the day he died, the man took a trip to an island not far from the coast. The man apparently ate some fish and then died on his boat on the the water.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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