Police Blotter: 3 Dec 2012

Police Blotter: 3 Dec 2012

Booze bill banter breaks into bust-up
A 21-year-old man was badly injured in a brawl in Kan­­­­­­­­dal’s Ang Snuol district on Thursday after he and his three drinking buddies realised that the beer had flowed a little too freely and that no one was willing to pick up the tab. Police said the argument over the bill quickly became a fight involving wooden sticks. One unlucky young man bore the brunt of the blows, and police arrested his slightly less-injured former friends for causing intentional injury. Nokorwat

Man unlikely to win father of the year
A new father with a serious case of jealousy was arrested on Friday for severely injuring his male relative with a cleaver. Police said the relative went to pay a visit  that evening to the woman of the house, who had just given birth. The husband returned home drunk to find the guest still there, sleeping. Suspecting the relative of dishonourable dealings with his wife, the husband hacked him in the head with a cleaver. Po­­lice promptly arrested the mistrustful man, who confessed to his drunken, jealous outburst. Nokorwat

Almost murder on the dance floor at wedding
Mariage festivities devolved into a fight when five men ex­­changed words and then blows with two other wedding guests on Friday in Svay Ri­­eng’s Svay Tiep district. Police said that as the dispute escalated, dance steps morphed into more menacing moves, and soon the quintet was at­­tacking the two with wooden sticks and cleavers. The five suspects then fled the scene, but police arrested two of them the next day and are sear­­­­ching for the remaining three. Their two victims were hospitalised. Nokorwat

Snatch and grab on bike leaves victim penniless
Police in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district said a bag-snatching victim’s cries for help fell on empty ears on Sunday. The Japanese victim was travelling alone on a mo­­torbike when two men ap­­proached on another bike and grab­­bed his handbag. After it became clear that no one would come to his aid, the Jap­­­­­­­­anese national filed a complaint with police, telling them he’d lost a mobile phone, mo­n­­­­­ey and several important documents. Deum Ampil

Motodop killed by truck
A 27-year-old motodop was killed in a collision with a truck on Friday in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district. Police said the victim was driving his mo­­torbike home alone around 10pm when a speeding truck ran him down. The victim died immediately from head injuries. The driver fled the scene, leaving behind the truck, which police took into custody along with the victim’s bike. Police are searching for the driver. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Phak Seangly

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