Friends Like These? Drink Up Leads to Bloodshed

Phnom Penh: A group of friends went out for a few jars, which turned into a few more which turned into an argument which ended with one drinker being bottled, causing a serious injury to his arm.

The  incident occurred at 12:10 am on July 9, 2019 at “Srey Leak 5555” along Street 154/Corner 5 is in Phsar Kandal 1, Khan Daun Penh.

Before the incident, around and their friends were drinking at the “Srey Leak 5555”, when drunkenness going verbal, tables began to fly and the man was slashed with a broken bottle. Some of the group fled, but others were in no state to leave the premises.

An ambulance came to take the victim to hospital where he was stitched up and sent home, refusing to file a police complaint because they were all good mates and had known each other for a long time.

The owner of the shop, which was damaged in the ruckus, and still had the outstanding bar bill left unpaid by the runners, demanded $ 500 in compensation. Those who remained managed to rustle up $ 110 and the owner agreed to end the issue.

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