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Last Week in Viral News

The week in weird.

PUBLISHED : Friday, 19 August, 2016, 5:03pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 5:22pm

Aug 6, Sat: 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.

Aug 7, Sun: 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.

Aug 8, Mon: 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.

Aug 9, Tue: 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.

Aug 10, Wed: 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.

Aug 11, Thu: 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.

Aug 12, Fri: uspecting 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.