Police Blotter: 30 Apr 2013

Police Blotter: 30 Apr 2013

Grass is greener until it becomes blood-spotted
A Kampong Cham man who acted on the hope that the grass was greener on the other side of his neighbour’s fence – and let his cow graze there – probably regretted the decision when the neighbour attacked him with an axe on Friday. Police said they arrested the 32-year-old neighbour, who had just been released from jail for another offence, after he had seriously injured the intruder. The territorial property owner  was sent to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Losing moto makes gunslinger lose temper
A drunken 23-year-old may have forgotten he was not in the Wild West on Saturday, when he fired shots in the middle of a Phnom Penh street. Police said a group of men were leaving a beer shop where they had been drinking in Russei Keo district when they realised one of their motorbikes had been stolen. Inebriated and angry, the gunslinger fired his weapon 10 times into the air, injuring no one but causing panic in the local area. The group escaped before police arrived. Koh Santepheap

Would-be customer is unable to just chill out
A climate-sensitive hot head was arrested on Saturday after fighting a massage shop owner over his lack of an air-conditioned room in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district. The 38-year-old man had requested a cool room for his massage and was told that none were available. He did not take this rebuff lightly, cursing the owner and starting a fight. Police intervened and sent him to court. deum ampil

Border-bound truck stopped; broker cuffed
A female broker and her driver were arrested by military police in Battambang yesterday on charges of illegally trafficking workers to Thailand. Eleven workers were with them in the truck en route to Thailand when they were stopped by military police in Kamrieng district. Military officials said the workers were educated about the risks of crossing the border illegally for work and allowed to return to their home provinces on the same day. Phnom Penh Post

Man found mysteriously unconscious and bloody
A man was found unconscious and covered in blood at a construction site in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district on Saturday with little evidence of what had occurred to leave him in such a state. Police said the man was likely attacked with a rock or a knife after a dispute, as he had a large amount of blood on his head. He was sent to hospital immediately and was lucky to be alive, they said. Police are now questioning the victim to find out exactly what happened. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Sen David