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Police Blotter: 4 Aug 2009

Police Blotter: 4 Aug 2009

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GENERAL DECLARES WAR ON RESTAURANT
A heavily intoxicated two-star general smashed wine glasses and plates against the floor and fired his gun two times into the ceiling at Boeung Meas restaurant in Russei Keo district on Friday at around 10:30pm. The general began his drunken tantrum after a female server refused to pour wine into his glass and the restaurant's owner declined to express warm hospitality towards the general upon his arrival. After firing two bullets from his handgun, the military official, whose name and address were not disclosed, fled the scene with in a black Mercedes SUV that lacked licence plates. He drove so recklessly that he hit a parked car in the restaurant lot, but this mishap did not stop the drunken general's attempt to escape, eyewitnesses said. After the incident, authorities reached the restaurant but did not dare make any inquiries.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

JILTED LOVER CHOKES FORMER GIRLFRIEND
A man was arrested by police in Kandal province's Ang Snuol district for strangling his former girlfriend, a garment worker who stopped loving him and turned her eyes to a new man. The violence broke out in the district's Kambaul commune at around 8:30pm on Friday. Police identified the love-stricken man as 21-year-old Lun Taiv and the victim as Chhoeun Leakna. After the arrest, the man confessed to police that he had attempted to end Chhoeun Leakna's life and then kill himself to end the pain of unrequited love.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

POLICE SHUT DOWN 'mASSAGE' HOTEL
Siem Reap provincial police raided the Angkor Monorom Guesthouse on Sunday in Siem Reap city, detaining the couple who own the facility along with 10 females suspected of providing sex and massage services to customers. Um Amara, Siem Reap provincial deputy police chief, said the crackdown was launched following orders from Prime Minister Hun Sen. Police identified the owners as 58-year-old Soum Leng and his wife, 42-year-old Hay Sok Dalen. The couple denied that their guesthouse had provided sex services to customers.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

ARMED CRONY STILL ON THE PROWL
A man was rushed to a private hospital in Phnom Penh after he was stabbed several times by his crony, who was attempting to rob him of his modern motorbike. The incident took place on Thursday in Dangkor district. Police identified the victim as Yen Vath, a 29-year-old construction worker living in a rented house in the district's Choam Chao commune. The perpetrator remains at large.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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