Hong Kong TV host injured as ‘jealous lover’ breaks into flat
Suspicious businessman finds Belle Gourmet’s Shen Xing with another man, according to police
A mainland businessman was arrested yesterday after allegedly climbing into the Kowloon Tong apartment of a glamorous television host and injuring her in what appeared to be a row over a love triangle.
The scuffle was said to have broken out after the 42-year-old man found another mainland businessman, aged 45, at the home of Phoenix TV entertainment and cooking host Shen Xing, 38.
Police said the suspect climbed from the roof of his car onto the balcony of the presenter's first-floor apartment in Jade Court, Peony Road, then smashed a glass door to get in.
Shen suffered minor injuries on her legs and arms after being pushed to the floor.
The suspect was arrested for burglary and possessing a prohibited weapon after officers seized an extendable baton from him. His chauffeur was also held on suspicion of helping the break-in.
The suspect called on Shen at about 7.30am yesterday after visiting her on Wednesday night and failing to find her home, police said.
No one answered the door but while he waited downstairs, he saw her in the apartment.
He asked the driver to park the car on the pavement below the apartment to help him climb up, police said.
When he discovered the other man, he got into a dispute with Shen.
"During the heated argument, there was a scuffle between him and the woman and she was pushed to the floor," a police investigator said.
A security guard called police but the other mainlander had separated the pair before they arrived.
Shen, who hosts a fine-dining show called Belle Gourmet, was treated at Caritas Medical Centre in Sham Shui Po.
Crime-squad officers from Sham Shui Po police station are investigating.
Last night, the two suspects were being detained for questioning but no charges had been laid.