Last Week In Re­al­ity

HK Magazine - - NEWS - Edited by Stephanie Tsui stephanie.tsui@hk­mag­me­


Mind Your Own Busi­ness Early morn­ing in Cen­tral, a group of four friends leave a bar and see a man ar­gu­ing with his girl­friend. They try to in­ter­vene, but the man at­tacks them. Three are sent to hos­pi­tal for their in­juries. The man is ap­pre­hended by po­lice.


Reck­less Gam­ing A 35-year-old woman leads her young son onto the pitch in the mid­dle of a foot­ball match at Morse Park in Wong Tai Sin, be­cause she is hop­ing to catch an Aero­dactyl on Pokémon GO. Play is sus­pended when the woman is knocked down, and be­gins re­mon­strat­ing with the foot­ballers. Po­lice ar­rive to set­tle the dis­pute and the woman is sent to hos­pi­tal with mi­nor in­juries.


Mid-Life Cri­sis A 51-year-old ad­min­is­tra­tor at a law firm pleads guilty to theft at the District Court. Her lawyer tells the court that she stole more than $2 mil­lion from her firm be­cause she was ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a mid-life cri­sis and needed the cash to en­rich her life. She also gave part of the money to a young bar­ris­ter at the firm, on whom she had a crush. The bar­ris­ter has since re­turned all the cash. The woman is sen­tenced to 30 months in jail.


Junk Food At Kwun Tong Law Courts, a noo­dle hawker ad­mits to brib­ing a cleaner with a monthly “rent” of $1,000 to store his cart and cook­ing uten­sils… in a refuse stor­age room at a Tse­ung Kwan O pub­lic hous­ing es­tate. Af­ter re­ceiv­ing a tip-off, ICAC of­fi­cers caught the man wash­ing and prepar­ing in­gre­di­ents in the refuse room. The trial con­tin­ues.

WED 10

Wolf in Sheep’s Cloth­ing A 29-year-old off-duty aux­il­iary po­lice officer is ar­rested for al­legedly tak­ing up­skirt pho­tos of a woman at a mall in She­ung Shui. He is later re­leased on bail and sus­pended from duty.

THU 11

Chop Chop Night­time in Lan Kwai Fong: A man walks into a restau­rant, grabs a cleaver from the kitchen and walks back out onto D’Aguilar Street bran­dish­ing the knife. He tells nearby po­lice of­fi­cers that he wants to cut peo­ple. Two of­fi­cers draw their guns and call for the man to stop as he at­tacks another officer. He is even­tu­ally sub­dued by of­fi­cers and two passersby. Two po­lice­men, the sus­pect and one of the passersby are sent to hos­pi­tal for mi­nor in­juries.

FRI 12

Tin­der Swindler? Sus­pect­ing that he’d been duped into buy­ing $93,000 worth of pre­paid gift cards by a woman he met on a smart­phone app, a 22-year-old Ts­ing Yi res­i­dent re­ports the in­ci­dent to the po­lice, who clas­sify the in­ci­dent as fraud. No ar­rests have been made.

Il­lus­tra­tions: Joyce Kwok

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