Police Blotter: 4 Mar 2010

Police Blotter: 4 Mar 2010

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DREAMING LOVER'S HOUSE IN FLAMES
A 31-year-old man set his own house on fire because he was angry that his mother refused to let him marry the woman of his dreams, police in Kampot province said. Police said the man was in love with a woman in his village and wanted his mother to arrange a wedding party, but the mother said she didn’t have enough money to throw a large bash. The man set the house on fire, and neighbours had to rush to extinguish the blaze. The mother told investigators her son had demanded US$1,000 for the wedding party.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

THIEF’S QUICK HANDS FOIL GOLD SELLER
A gold vendor in Preah Vihear town is down one golden necklace after he fell victim to a customer’s sleight of hand. The vendor complained that he allowed a customer to handle a US$500-necklace. But while she wasn’t looking, the customer managed to switch the jewellery for a fake necklace. The vendor noticed the fake necklace after a while, but by then, the customer was long gone.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

cHARCOAL VENDOR DIES WHILE SLEEPING
A 26-year-old charcoal seller has died after he fell asleep in a hammock in the capital’s Dangkor district Tuesday. The man’s family said he went to sleep after selling charcoal in the market. Family members began to wonder why the man was sleeping for so long after he failed to awake. But when they went to check on him, they understood: He was dead. Police are speculating that the man had an accident. A local doctor reported that the man had a heart attack three years ago. The family said they are so poor.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

IN-LAWS FALL VICTIM TO AXE ATTACK
A 45-year-old man in Battambang province has been arrested after he allegedly struck both his mother-in-law and father-in-law with an axe. Police said the man first attacked his father-in-law, seriously injuring him, but that his wife did not complain. But the woman apparently had enough when the man struck his mother-in-law, sending her to hospital, police said.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

ATTEMPTED RAPE SUSPECT FLEES COPS
One man has been arrested and police in Pursat province are on the lookout for another after a 17-year-old woman said she was the victim of an attempted rape. It happened Monday in Pursat town, as the woman accompanied the suspect to watch a movie. The man allegedly tried to rape her on the way, but neighbours rushed to her aid when she screamed for help. The victim said there were actually two men involved, but that one escaped. However, the woman appeared to be afraid to talk to police because the escapee allegedly threatened to kill her.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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