Dead cow "arrested" for accident

2010-11-11 09:32

kalahari.com

Phnom Pehn - The corpse of a cow that caused a crash in western Cambodia was confiscated and held at a police station for several hours in an unsuccessful bid to flush out its owner, local media reported on Thursday.

Chhoeum Sophun, who heads the traffic police in Banteay Meanchey province, told the Phnom Penh Post newspaper that police had hoped the cow's owner would come forward and compensate the two vehicle owners.

But the uninjured drivers gave up after waiting two hours on Sunday, and decided to pay for repairs themselves.

"They took the dead cow with them," he said. "I don't know what they will do with it."

Chhoeum Sophun speculated that the cow's owner stayed away because the damage would have totalled thousands of dollars, far more than the animal was worth dead or alive.

The country's wandering bovines made the news in September when police arrested a dozen "anarchic" cows that were roaming the streets of Phnom Penh and disrupting traffic.

The herd was taken to the My Chance drug rehabilitation centre, and are still being held there because the owners did not come to claim them.

In March, police confiscated 15 bulls and cows in Phnom Penh after concerns their amorous antics might cause accidents.

In recent years, Cambodia's once-dire national roads have been upgraded, but it remains common to see livestock wandering across highways and on the outskirts of towns and cities.

- SAPA
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