Last Week In Re­al­ity

HK Magazine - - NEWS - Edited by Stephanie Tsui stephanie.tsui@hk­mag­me­ Il­lus­tra­tions: Joyce Kwok

SAT 23

Blown Away What ap­pears to be a hu­man leg is spot­ted float­ing in the sea off Sham Tseng. Po­lice and fire ser­vices ar­rive at the scene, and divers re­cover what looks like a hu­man body. Upon inspection, it is re­vealed to be a blow-up doll.

SUN 24

Wrong Move Shortly af­ter leav­ing a pub at night in Yuen Long, two men in their early 20s are at­tacked by three masked men armed with knives. The vic­tims are sent to the hos­pi­tal, suffering stab wounds. In­ves­ti­ga­tions are un­der­way.

MON 25

Dog Days Po­lice dis­cover two Ti­betan mas­tiffs in the gar­den of a Tuen Mun vil­lage house: Both crea­tures are cow­er­ing, ema­ci­ated and bald­ing, and the house is strewn with dog fe­ces. Au­thor­i­ties are now hunt­ing for the dogs’ own­ers.

TUE 26

Des­per­ate Mea­sures While hav­ing din­ner at his girl­friend’s fam­ily home, a 26-year-old man pledges to give his girl­friend’s par­ents $20,000 as per Chi­nese fil­ial cus­tom. He leaves to fetch the sum, but returns with cuts on his arm, claim­ing that a taxi driver robbed him of the cash. Po­lice dis­cover that the man pro­vided the wrong taxi li­cense plate while re­port­ing the “in­ci­dent,” and ar­rest him. He awaits sen­tenc­ing at Tsuen Wan Court af­ter plead­ing guilty to mis­lead­ing an of­fi­cer by false in­for­ma­tion.

WED 27

Kitty Res­cue It’s 10pm in Sham Shui Po, and a teenager is play­ing Poké­mon GO when she hears purring from what turns out to be a kit­ten trapped un­der a car. Au­thor­i­ties launch a three­hour op­er­a­tion that ends in the res­cue of the kit­ten. Mean­while, the teenager suc­cess­fully catches a Blas­toise.

THU 28

Long Stay Park­ing The Air­port Au­thor­ity launches a search for the own­ers of seven cars that have been left at the air­port for ex­tended pe­ri­ods of time, amass­ing a to­tal of $967,000 in park­ing fines. It is be­lieved that three of the ve­hi­cles be­longed to now-de­funct com­pa­nies, while one be­longed to a Ja­panese na­tional who had re­turned to Ja­pan but sub­se­quently died.

FRI 29

Snooze, Dis­abled In Fan­ling, a man wakes to the alarm of his newly pur­chased Sam­sung phone, which has been charg­ing all night. As he reaches to switch off the alarm, the phone ex­plodes. He is sent to the hos­pi­tal with sec­ond-de­gree burns to his arm.

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