Last Week In Reality
Naked Run In the afternoon, a 22-year-old man strips down at a barbecue site in Sha Tin and goes for a run—in the buff. His behavior alarms passersby, and police are called to the scene. They find the man on Lion Rock Tunnel Road, but he makes a run for the hills. It takes the combined effort of several officers to bring the man under control. He is taken to hospital for assessment; police have classified the case as “loitering.”
Civil Disobedience A 69-yearold man is arrested in the early morning on suspicion of criminal damage after he allegedly removed a surveillance camera outside the Kowloon City Magistracy. It is believed that the man, who had previously been arrested for gambling, removed the camera because he was unhappy with the court’s “services.”
Lovers’ Tiff An elderly couple in their 80s gets into a heated argument in their Kwai Chung flat after the wife refuses to attend hospital for treatment. The situation escalates when the husband threatens his wife at knifepoint. Their social worker calls the police, who find the door barred. After a two-hour negotiation with the man, officers force their way into the couple’s home. The couple is sent to hospital for a check-up.
What’s Cooking, Pussycat? A 40-year-old woman and a 53-year-old man appear at Tuen Mun Law Courts for allegedly attempting to “use” the flesh of a cat. Earlier this year, police officers on patrol in Yuen Long discovered the woman scorching a dead cat with a blowtorch while the man skinned it outside a village house. When questioned, the man claimed they didn’t want to waste the body of their dead pet, and so had decided to feed it to their dog. The man has pleaded guilty to violating the Dogs and Cats Ordinance, while the woman pleaded not guilty, saying she had nothing to do with the death of the animal.
Tough Love A 43-year-old woman appears at Fanling Law Courts for allegedly cutting her 15-year-old son’s arm with a fruit knife when she found out he had skipped two days of school. The teen tells reporters that he called police hoping to get his wound treated, not expecting that his mother would be arrested, and adds that he intends to apologize to his mother. The boy has since returned to school. THU 22 Catnapper Found Legless A python measuring 4 meters in length is found resting in a pile of garbage in a Shek O alley. Residents suspect that the snake had swallowed as many as 10 of the neighborhood’s stray cats. It is captured with the help of a lifeguard and a police officer. FRI 23 Life Lesson An 18-year-old university student receives a call from a man claiming to be a policeman from Hangzhou. The man instructs her to hand over the details and password of her mainland bank account for “investigative purposes” and she obliges. She reports the incident to the police on Sunday after realizing her online banking details had been changed. On Monday, she discovers that $1.2 million had been taken from her bank account. Investigations are underway.