Sat 7 Total Bomb A bomb from the WWII era is discovered at a construction site on Victoria Park Road. It takes experts four attempts over a three-day period to detonate the bomb safely. During the process, the Island Eastern Corridor is closed off, with traffic extending as far as Ho Man Tin. A police spokesperson says that the detonation was a complicated process, and any mishap would have caused a blackout throughout Causeway Bay. Sun 8 Knife Thy Neighbor A 73-year-old man in Cheung Sha Wan is arrested for attacking his neighbor in a subdivided flat with a homemade knife. In the early hours, the two argue over television noise coming from the latter’s quarters. The conversation becomes heated and the man grabs the 1-meter long knife, which has 30 nails attached to it with tape, and stabs the victim in his left arm and chest. The perpetrator is arrested. Mon 9 Smoking Hot An MTR passenger finds smoke coming out of her Samsung Galaxy Note II while on a train to the New Territories. She presses the emergency stop button. When the device continues to smoke, she manages to throw it on to the platform when the train doors open, and no one is hurt. Firemen find that the phone’s battery had overheated, causing it to explode. Tue 10 Monkey Business Hikers in Wong Tai Sin find a baby monkey and a stray dog trapped in a well after hearing their cries for help. The fire department and the SPCA come to the rescue, dropping a ladder down to help them out. The monkey dashes off immediately, leaving the dog to be pulled up by rescue personnel. Wed 11 Cross-Border Fighting Apple Daily reports that a “quarrel army” has been formed on a Mainland internet forum, encouraging netizens to initiate arguments with Hongkongers. According to the forum post, each person in the “army” will be paid RMB3,000 per month to come to Hong Kong, with the specific aim of picking fights around town. One meal is provided per day for participants, and an extra RMB300 is awarded if a Hongkonger ends up in tears. The original post has since been deleted, although information regarding the “army” continues to circulate. Thu 12 Pickle Your Fancy Two women in Tuen Mun are fined $1,000 each after they are caught stealing 16 pots of kumquats, with the intention of pickling them for consumption. The kumquats were being used as Chinese New Year decorations at a housing estate near the restaurant where the women work. During the hearing, the two explain that they planned to share the 1,000 kumquats among their coworkers. Pickled kumquat is a popular food believed to have medicinal properties. Fri 13 Gun Crime A man enters a Tsim Sha Tsui luxury watch shop wearing a black wig and face mask. After he asks to see several Patek Philippe watches he brandishes a gun, shooting a 57-year-old shop assistant in the chest. The gunman escapes with $5.5 million worth of watches. This is the first time the city has seen a gun robbery since 2008. As of press time, the shop assistant is in intensive care.