Last Week In Reality
What an Angel At around 2am, a 41-year-old Good Samaritan rides his bike to seek out an old street sleeper who sells balloons at a market in Yuen Long. He is worried the old man may not have enough food and warm clothes to get through the cold night. The old man refuses his help as somebody else has already ordered him some food so the man accompanies him to fetch his meal from a nearby restaurant. While on their way, they come across two South Asian men sitting and drinking. One of them pushes him off his bike and he injures his knee. He suggests that he was attacked because they thought he was bothering the old man.
Shotgun Sharing At 6:30pm, a 36-year-old security guard escorts a cash delivery to a KFC branch in a shopping mall in Tsuen Wan. He leaves his loaded Remington shotgun inside the manager’s room, and does not realize his mistake until clocking off work at 11pm. After a frantic search the company informs the police, who recover the firearm from the branch in the early hours.
The guard is suspended.
Tiger Mom A 38-yearold mother pleads guilty in court to assault causing bodily harm. Last October, she arrived at her 10-year-old son’s primary school to question his teacher, accusing her of not allowing the child to rest. The teacher tried to explain herself but the mother ignored her, slapping her on the cheek 10 times, and restraining her hands while stomping on her left foot. The school’s vice-principal and another staff member tried to intervene, but failed. The vice-principal called the police, prompting the mother to hail a taxi and flee the scene.
Aberdeen Ammo Four men take a metal detector to search for World War II relics in Aberdeen. The detector goes off on a hillside, near a barbeque pit. The men start digging and find 16 bullets and what they suspect to be a grenade. They call the police, who gather the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team and cordon off the site. They confirm that the grenade is a Japanesemade explosive left over from WWII, and detonate it safely at the site.
What?? A woman who calls herself “village chief of the Mong Kok occupied area” pleads not guilty to a case of blackmail. The prosecution alleges that the woman had picked up a phone in Mong Kok last year and before returning the phone to its owner, she asked him to give her $3,400, or else she would throw it away. She cracks up in court when the judge criticizes the prosecution for not preparing their evidence in time: The judge says “I rarely see people so happy when they are being tried.” The case is adjourned until the end of February.
Don’t Leave Me A video of a man yelling at his girlfriend for stopping him from going to work goes viral online. The couple is seen arguing with each other in a shopping mall. He shouts at the woman “Don’t I have to pay rent? Will you be happy if I lose my job?” Every time he tries to leave, the woman grabs him and pulls him back. Most netizens support the boy, and suggest that she should let him go to work.
Pepper Spray In the morning, two men board a taxi in Shau Kei Wan heading to Tseung Kwan O. When they arrive, one of the passngers tells the driver that he’s just going to pick something up, and will be back soon. He gets out, opens the driver’s door and throws ground pepper into his face. The blinded driver calls for help and the two men steal his bag and flee. Police are unable to find the thieves. The stolen bag contained only a water bottle, a few expired driver’s licenses and $100 inside old lai see packets.