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SAT 23

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.

SUN 24

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.

MON 25

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.

TUE 26

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.

WED 27

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.

THU 28

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.

FRI 29

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.

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