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HK Magazine Archive

Last Week In Reality

The week in weird. Illustrations by Ryan Chan.

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 03 September, 2015, 1:03pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 4:48pm

Sat 22

Botched Kidnap
A 9-year old boy is walking alone to a tutorial in Kwun Tong when a man in an orange shirt grabs him from behind after tailing him into a elevator. The boy bites hard into the man’s hand and runs to safety once the lift door opens. He says that the incident did not scare him.

Sun 23

You’ve Got Mail
A postman delivering letters in the Tung Chung Yat Tung Estate is attacked by a resident of the estate with a wooden stick. He snatches the letters from the postman and locks himself inside his flat, threatening to kill himself. The police break down the door and subdue him.

Mon 24

Street Food
People flock to Yuen Long Rubbish Dump to scavenge for expired gourmet cheese and ham, as news of a large food disposal circulates on social media. More than 300 boxes of frozen Italian food are found on the site, placed near pig carcasses and unwanted furniture. Some people who salvage the food claim that it still tastes good, and try to sell it online.

Tue 25

Naked Fury
A transsexual woman protests in the nude outside the HP repair centre in Lai Chi Kok, holding up a sign demanding that senior officials of HP should explain the issues with her computer. She claims that the $10,000 laptop broke down after only half a month, and technicians were unable to provide her with a solution.

Wed 26

Bad Ventilation
At 11pm, a man sits on the ledge of a hostel’s rooftop in Mong Kok, throwing his shirt into the street. He explains that after taking headache pills, the air in the room became stuffy, so he had to rest outdoors. He is convinced to come back down after 10 minutes, and says that he did not plan to commit suicide.

Thu 27

Wrong Turn
At around 2am, a taxi driver and his drunken passengers quarrel when they disagree on which route to take from Sha Tin to Sham Shui Po. The male passenger grabs the driver by the neck. He later assaults a policeman and tears his uniform, injuring his own eyes in the process. The passenger, driver and policeman are all sent to the hospital.

Fri 28

Professional Photographer
A journalist at Ming Pao is arrested for allegedly taking photographs up a female co-worker’s skirt. He is charged with accessing a computer with criminal or dishonest intent. Ming Pao says that they had received the sexual harassment complaint last Friday. The paper has come under fire for its slow response to the complaint.