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HK Magazine Archive

Last Week in Viral News

We take a look back at the local news that spread like wildfire.

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 25 November, 2015, 3:46pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 4:53pm

Nov 14, Sat: Around midnight, a 48-year-old local thug with the street name “Yau Ma Tei Mushroom” is accompanied by a young female friend to the emergency room at Queen Elizabeth Hospital with an injured leg. His wife finds out and arrives with a metal pipe, calls the young woman a “mistress” and threatens to beat her. The husband and wife are arrested for possession of offensive weapons and being unable to produce identification.

Nov 15, Sun: At around 6am in Shek Kip Mei, a 51-year-old man attacks his 39-year-old live-in girlfriend with toilet bleach, after staying up all night waiting for her to come home from a night out. When she arrives the two argue and he tries to splash bleach on the woman. She dodges the attack but twists her ankle while running away.

Nov 16, Mon: Two women are sitting at the front of the double-decker No. 15 bus to The Peak when the front window of the bus is shattered by a tree branch, sending a shower of glass shards inwards. The bus driver examines the window after hearing the sound of shattered glass, but resumes driving after a short inspection. The women later say that they were covered in glass shards from head to toe, and some even fell into one woman’s bra.

Nov 17, Tue: At around 1am, a 37-year-old man stands in front of a house in a village in Sheung Shui shouting, “You come down right this instant, I am so sick of you,” while waving a 30cm-long knife. His shouting awakens a villager, who calls the police. The police arrive and arrest the man for possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.

Nov 18, Wed: A quarrel between the two daughters of the vice-principal of Diocesan Boys’ School leads to police officers arriving at his door at 7am. A 27-year-old woman had called the police, claiming that she was being beaten by her 34-year-old sister. Police arrive to find the sisters reconciled, and an inquiry reveals that the conflict was likely due to an argument over the sound of their alarm clock.

Nov 19, Thu: At around 1am, a 74-year-old man returns home to his Sham Shui Po rooftop apartment, where he find signs of burglary. He calls the police, who arrive and estimate that he has lost around $30 worth of belongings. Most of the rooftop apartments in the tenement buildings are vacant, making it a popular spot for the homeless and thieves alike.

Nov 20, Fri: At around 1pm, a female tour guide takes her tour group from Northeast China to go shopping at a chocolate shop in Hung Hom. A woman in the group starts arguing with the tour guide, before slapping her in the face. The tour guide calls the police, who discover that the pair had argued after the guide prevented the tourist from smoking on the bus. Police arrest the tourist and the guide is sent to hospital.