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Last Week In Viral News

We take a look back at the local news that spread like wildfire.

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 07 July, 2016, 11:26am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 5:15pm

Jun 25, Sat: A photo uploaded to Facebook goes viral: A woman is pulling a cart. Sitting in the cart is what appears to be a young boy with a sheet over his head and upper body. Some netizens wonder if the woman is on her way to Lo Wu, where she’ll put the boy up for sale.

Jun 26, Sun: At around 3am in Yau Ma Tei, two men get into a taxi and ask to go to Sham Shui Po. When the taxi stops, they snatch a bag from the driver’s seat containing $1,500 and RMB1,200. The men flee, but they accidentally leave their mobile phones behind. One of them is caught at a nearby police roadblock, while the other is being tracked down through information on his mobile phone. 

Jun 27, Mon: A female passenger is photographed on the MTR with a large, transparent plastic bag at her feet. In the plastic bag are packs of sanitary pads that have been stacked up past her knees. The photograph is shared to Facebook and one concerned netizen hopes that she will seek medical attention for profuse bleeding. 

Jun 28, Tue: A video is uploaded to Facebook: In a Sha Tin mall, a man and a woman stand over a woman on the ground, who appears to have been possessed. The man tries to determine the identity of the “spirit,” as his companion plays a Buddhist singing bowl. The woman on the ground makes strange noises in response, and the man tells the spirit “You’re in the wrong place.” The pair both try to persuade the “spirit” inside the woman to leave.

Jun 29, Wed: An 18-year-old girl appears in the Fanling Law Courts charged with prostituting her 13-year-old friend. The two had met when they ran away from home last year, and the older girl allegedly secretly filmed the younger girl performing sex acts in a karaoke club. The defense suggests that the prostitution was the 13-year-old’s idea because the duo were short on cash, but she shifted the blame on the older girl as she was worried about getting into trouble with her mother. The trial continues.

Jun 30, Thu: A 60-year-old man is arrested at Hong Kong International Airport after he allegedly threw water at a flight attendant during a flight from Tokyo to Hong Kong. He apparently did so because he was upset with her attitude. The flight attendant notified her captain, who called the police.

Jul 1, Fri: A photograph of a van with a piece of cardboard in place of a sliding door is posted to Facebook. The “door” appears to have been secured to the vehicle with a length of rope. Netizens suggest that the makeshift door is a new design that ensures good ventilation.