Last Week in Reality
Local news in bite-sized chunks. Illustrations by Ryan Chan
Snack Attack At 3am, police receive a report of a suspicious break-in at a primary school in Sham Shui Po. Police officers arrive to find a 34-year-old man hiding in a security booth, eating a bowl of steamed rice rolls. Police officers verbally warn the man, but when he refuses to cooperate they subdue him with pepper spray. As he is taken away in an ambulance he repeatedly asks officers if he is disfigured and if pepper spray is a deadly weapon.
Nailed It A group of Baptist University students order a KFC fried chicken delivery to their school. When it arrives, once student finds a 2.5-inch iron nail sticking out of his piece of chicken. The students take a photo of their discovery and complain to KFC. A spokesperson for the fast food chain expresses their concern and the company sends 12 egg tarts to the group in compensation.
Pervy Pic A male Baptist University student is arrested for allegedly taking photographs of a fellow male schoolmate in the toilet. He is charged with accessing a computer with criminal or dishonest intent. The victim, a 21-year-old, was in one of the toilet stalls when he heard a shutter sound coming from above him. He found that someone from the next stall was taking pictures of him with a phone, but had forgotten to turn off the sound effect.
Never Mind the Bullocks At 1pm a group of 54 cattle is sent to a slaughterhouse in Sheung Shui. A 4-year-old male calf breaks off from the herd and escapes, injuring two people in its path. Slaughterhouse staff track the calf to the Ng Tung River, which it cannot cross. They secure the calf and a vet shoots it with a tranquilizer dart. It is later euthanized by the vet.
Party Animals At midnight, a herd of around 20 wild boars is found wandering around a family-owned car park in Piper’s Hill. They scavenge through rubbish piles and bushes for food, ignoring curious passers-by and chasing off several monkeys. A couple driving past in a car stops to watch and throws two boxes of grapes to the wild boars.
Temple Thief At 11am, a 50-year-old man is caught taking $10 out of an offertory box in Wong Tai Sin Temple. One of the staff members at the temple witnesses the act and reports it to the police immediately, who arrest the man. Police suspect that the man took advantage of the overflowing box to take the money. A member of staff at the temple says that is the first time the Temple has ever experienced a theft like this.
You Jump, I Jump A mainland couple is visiting Disneyland when they get into an argument. The woman jumps into the moat in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle, so the man follows her into the water and attempts to pull her back on to dry land, but the woman refuses to get out. Staff members retrieve the couple from the moat. The woman refuses to speak to the man after they are rescued.