Khmerican Teacher Arrested After Drug Rampage

Phnom Penh: A Khmer-American school teacher, at “Sweet Home” was arrested after chasing villagers, entering neighbor’s homes and destroying their property. He is said to have been under the influence of drugs.

Police in Pur Senchey district and police department of the immigration department took 3 hours to calm him down and arrest him, using a fire extinguisher at 1pm on June 15, 2019, in Prey Tea 2 Village, Sangkat Chom Chao 3, Khan Por Senchey.

First of all, the police force, the police department, the immigration department thought that the man was a foreigner, but found out he only spent 30 years in the United States.

The suspect, 39-year-old Ke Kiri fled to the United States in 1979 and stayed for for 30 years and returned to Cambodia 7 years ago as a non-citizen deportee.

He worked as an English teacher at in Prey Tea village, Sangkat Chom Chao 3 and lived with an unmarried woman.

The 23-year-old victim, identified as Reth Limhua, 23, a private company worker, lives in a house next to the suspect’s rented house.

According to local villagers, before the incident the susect had been taking drugs. At around 10 am on June 15 he began shouting and chasing the villagers with weapons including a knife and clawhammer. People then locked themselves in their homes in fear.

The source said that while the teacher was going crazy, the victim Reth Lim Hua, riding a motorbike, returned from buying food and did not know what was happening. The suspect ran into the victim’s house locked himself inside and destroyed the property.

The suspects was strong, cracking glass doors, glass lanterns and fighting against police forces, despite the authorities using all manner of comforting, the suspect did not listen for 3 hours. Then cops decided to use fire extinguisher to spray him and he was arrested.

The suspects continued to make threats to police and resisted arrest. Currently, the authorities have taken him to the station and the victims have also filed a complaint over property damage in the home.

One thought on “Khmerican Teacher Arrested After Drug Rampage

  • June 16, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    This is clearly caused by the trauma of deportation. F*** deportation. These boys paid their debt to society, double jeopardy is unlawful.


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