ALLEGED RUSTLER ARRESTED IN BATTAMBOBANG
A 35-year-old man in Battambang town was arrested Saturday after he allegedly swiped a villager’s cow and then tried to sell it to another person. The cow’s owner said that she often kept her cow near a field by itself, leaving it alone to chow down on grass while she ventured to the market. But when she returned after her regular shopping trip Saturday, she was shocked to find that her cow had mysteriously vanished. Police later caught the suspect allegedly trying to sell the cow to someone else in the same village. Police have sent the suspect to court and returned the cow to its rightful owner.
LACK OF POLITENESS EARNS MAN A BULLET
A man in Kandal province has been accused of shooting another man in the leg, apparently because the victim was “very rude”, police said. The incident reportedly happened on Sunday, when the victim was walking across a bridge and encountered three suspects. One suspect told police that he politely asked the victim to walk in an orderly manner on the sidewalk. But the victim refused and cursed the suspect. “He was very rude,” the suspect told police. So he decided to shoot him in the leg, police say. Police have sent the three suspects to court and the victim to hospital.
TOUGH DAY AT WORK FOR TRAFFIC COP
A 35-year-old traffic policeman was injured Friday when a motorist slammed into him in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district. Police said the officer was standing on the pavement preparing to fine motorists caught flouting traffic regulations when a 20-year-old man – who was not wearing a helmet – came zooming along and crashed into him.The helmet-less driver said he didn’t mean to hurt the officer, but that he could not control his vehicle after the officer stepped into the road to stop him. The motorist agreed to pay an undisclosed amount of money to the officer as compensation.
KAMPONG THOM MAN ACCUSED OF RAPE
Police in Kampong Thom province have arrested a man accused of raping a 21-year-old woman. The victim’s mother reported that she and her daughter had been out looking for firewood Sunday. They encountered a man who began fighting with the victim’s mother, then dragged the victim off deeper into the forest, where he allegedly assaulted her. The victim’s mother complained, sparking a police investigation that resulted in the arrest of the suspect. The suspect has now been sent to court for possible legal action.