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SAT 27

Road Rage Two mid­dle-aged men are driv­ing through Yuen Long when they get stuck in traf­fic and get into an ar­gu­ment. The ar­gu­ment es­ca­lates into a fight, as one driver gets the other in a headlock and starts punch­ing him in the head. The other driver pushes him to the ground, kick­ing him. The pair ends up grap­pling on the ground with no clear win­ner, and the fight lasts around three min­utes be­fore the two break apart. Po­lice ar­rive to in­ves­ti­gate the in­ci­dent, but the driv­ers both agree not to take fur­ther le­gal ac­tion.

SUN 28

Par­al­lel Thief A 42-year-old man ap­pears in court charged with the theft of 41 bot­tles of sham­poo from a su­per­mar­ket. He had stuffed them into three bags and his back­pack be­fore leav­ing the store. A staff mem­ber chased af­ter him, caus­ing him to aban­don the sham­poo and flee, but he was caught and charged. He pleads guilty to theft and is sen­tenced to four months in pri­son. He ex­plains that he had in­tended to sell the sham­poo in Shen­zhen.

MON 29

Selfie Strip At around

7am, an Ap­ple Daily reader is on her way to work when she sees a nude man on Nathan Road in Mong Kok. He is do­ing planks and tak­ing pho­tos of him­self with a cam­era on a timer. She sug­gests it might be some kind of per­for­mance art piece. The man leaves af­ter around 10 min­utes.


Sneaky Fix A ne­ti­zen posts a pic­ture of what ap­pears to be a fire truck parked in front of an auto re­pair shop in Chai Wan. Ori­en­tal Daily re­porters dis­cover that the truck ap­pears to have scraped against some­thing, caus­ing dam­age to the wheels and strip­ping the paint from the truck’s door. They are told that a few fire­men brought the truck to the shop and paid the re­pair fees them­selves, be­fore tak­ing it back to the fire depart­ment. This is a vi­o­la­tion of in­ter­nal reg­u­la­tions, as dam­age to gov­ern­ment ve­hi­cles must be re­ported to the po­lice.


Porn Switch At around 6am, a man in his 40s is look­ing at news­pa­pers at a 7-Eleven in Yau Ma Tei.

He stealth­ily slips a porno­graphic magazine worth $58 into a news­pa­per worth $7 be­fore buy­ing the pa­per and leav­ing the store. A staff mem­ber dis­cov­ers the theft and chases af­ter the thief. The man drops his bag as he flees, and po­lice dis­cover his iden­tity card in the bag.


China Charges A 25-year old man gets a phone call from some­one who claims to be a Chi­nese law en­force­ment agent. The agent tells him to call two other agents, who say that there are crim­i­nal charges pend­ing against him—but they will be dropped if he trans­fers RMB8,000 to a main­land Chi­nese bank ac­count. The man trans­fers the money, but later he re­ports the in­ci­dent to the po­lice. Po­lice be­lieve the case is a phone scam, and in­ves­ti­ga­tions are un­der­way.


Oc­cupy Meth In the af­ter­noon, nine peo­ple be­ing tried for drug charges at the Eastern Mag­is­trates’ Courts si­mul­ta­ne­ously re­port that they are feel­ing un­well. They are rushed to the hospi­tal, and when they ar­rive one shouts “We did this on pur­pose! Why are we re­fused bail for an ounce of meth? You re­leased the ri­ot­ers on bail!” He asks re­porters at the hospi­tal to help plead their case.

Il­lus­tra­tions: Joyce Kwok

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