Last Week In Re­al­ity

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SAT 16

Tiger Tu­tor Po­lice ar­rest a 32-year-old wo­man in Yuen Long for al­legedly fool­ing a mother into let­ting her “tu­tor” her son. The wo­man had con­vinced the par­ent over the phone that she was her son’s teacher be­fore be­ing al­lowed into the flat, where she al­legedly stole $3,600 worth of goods. The ar­rest came af­ter a few par­ents in the same district had also been pres­sured into fork­ing out hefty tu­ition fees for “con­cerned teach­ers” of­fer­ing to give their young un­der­achiev­ers’ grades a boost.

SUN 17

Falun Bomb An an­nual Falun Gong meet­ing is in­ter­rupted af­ter po­lice re­ceive an anony­mous tip about mul­ti­ple bombs hid­den in a ho­tel where the meet­ing is to take place. Some 1,200 Falun Gong del­e­gates and around 400 other guests are evac­u­ated from the Tsim Sha Tsui ho­tel. A bomb squad finds two timers taped around gas cylin­ders, but no ex­plo­sives. Po­lice have clas­si­fied the case as a hoax.

MON 18

Candy Sham Po­lice ar­rest two men and seize around $10,000 worth of choco­late, candy, phones and jew­elry in Sham Shui Po. One of the pair had al­legedly duped nine school­child­ren and se­nior cit­i­zens into be­liev­ing that they were po­lice and “con­fis­cated” their be­long­ings af­ter con­duct­ing searches, us­ing the vic­tims’ re­sis­tance as an ex­cuse. The two are be­lieved to be re­spon­si­ble for other cases of candy and choco­late theft from su­per­mar­kets in the area.

TUE 19

Wrap Star A 54-year-old res­i­dent of an apart­ment build­ing in Happy Val­ley goes to re­trieve his MercedesBenz E-Class from the build­ing’s car park when he finds that the whole car has been wrapped in cling film. The driver ap­peared to have parked his car in the wrong place, and po­lice sug­gest that the spot’s real owner might have been seek­ing re­venge to get his spot back.

WED 20

Stun­ning Fail­ure At around 10pm, a 60-year-old man is walk­ing to­wards a multi-story car park on Tem­ple Street in Yau Ma Tei when he feels some­thing like a bee sting on his neck. He turns to see a man hold­ing a stun gun. Hav­ing failed to stun the man, the thief tries to grab his bag any­way. The man fights the thief, who turns and flees. Po­lice ar­rive with a search dog, but they are un­able to lo­cate the thief.

THU 21

Vent Heist A Sai Wan res­tau­rant worker open­ing up shop in the morn­ing no­tices that the cash reg­is­ter has been forced open and the safe shows signs of tam­per­ing. Po­lice check the res­tau­rant’s CCTV feed and dis­cover that a thief has bro­ken into the store through the ceil­ing. They be­lieve that the thief en­tered from an ex­haust vent out­side the store, three me­ters above the ground, and crawled into the shop. A to­tal of $18,000 has been taken.

FRI 22

Em­press’ New Clothes At around 2am a wo­man is spot­ted stand­ing com­pletely naked out­side a bar in Sham Shui Po. Her photo is posted on so­cial me­dia, where its up­loader ex­plains that he had just had dessert in Sham Shui Po when he saw the wo­man, wear­ing noth­ing but a pair of pink slip­pers on her feet. She stood for a while out­side the bar be­fore head­ing up­stairs. Ac­cord­ing to Hong Kong Ob­ser­va­tory, the tem­per­a­ture in Sham Shui Po fell as low as 9°C that night. Ne­ti­zens sug­gest that she might have lost a bet.

Il­lus­tra­tions: Ryan Chan

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