Sat 11 Seven Heaven 7-Eleven partners with an online game to give out $20 cash e-coupons, in the form of a barcode, to players. The barcode is only meant to be valid for three minutes, but a player learns that the barcode can be used repeatedly, and circulates it via Whatsapp. Starting at around midnight, 7-Eleven records a large number of transactions using the forwarded barcode. In Kwun Tong, someone uses the barcode 20 times to buy $400 worth of snacks. The e-coupon is used more than 10,000 times in three hours, costing the chain at least $200,000. Sun 12 Hot Flash A 61-year-old man who works in Canada returns to Hong Kong to attend his son’s wedding. At 7:30am, he lurks around near his home at the Sau Mau Ping public housing estate. When a young woman passes by him, he flashes her, revealing a bra under his coat. After he’s arrested, he explains that he is dressed like that owing to jet lag. Mon 13 Fall From Grace At around 10pm, a 19-year-old woman tries to return a jacket to her friend by wrapping it in a plastic bag and throwing it down onto the street through the window, so as to save herself from having to walk downstairs. The jacket lands on a podium on the 1st floor, and she goes to retrieve it. She loses her balance and falls four meters to the ground. She suffers severe injuries to her spine, and expresses regret for her actions. Tue 14 Loony Bins At 2:45am, a 37-year-old woman illegally parks her new Mercedes outside a refuse collection station in a Tuen Mun public housing estate. When she heads back to the same spot at 7am, she finds 16 garbage bins surrounding her car. She calls the police, claiming there are 13 scratch marks, several dents and dirt all over her car. The police are investigating. Wed 15 Off the Railings At around 9am, a 38-year-old government worker calls the police after discovering that a 180-meter stretch of roadside metal barriers has gone missing in Fo Tan. The police confirm that a total of 120 railings had been unscrewed and taken away. The batch is estimated to be worth $145,000. Thu 16 The Murky Truth After receiving more than 100 complaints in a week that the tap water in Yuen Long smells of bleach and chlorine, the Water Supplies Department states that the water has higher levels of chlorine, but is still safe for consumption. Apple Daily reports that a man’s seven goldfish have died since he noticed a peculiar smell in his water. Fri 17 Mall Over That The police bust a syndicate that operates a brothel inside an abandoned shopping mall in Yuen Long. Shop spaces inside the mall have been turned into subdivided flats with a small bed and bathroom, and leased to sex workers. The brothel is open from noon until 4am, and is highly secured. Patrons have to give a secret code before being led to the mall.