HK Magazine Archive

Last Week in Viral News

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

PUBLISHED : Friday, 22 July, 2016, 6:31pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 5:18pm

Jul 9, Sat: A brawl between up to 10 property agents from two rival companies breaks out on a street in Cheung Sha Wan, as they fight for the attention of a customer visiting a show flat. They take the fight out into the middle of the road where it continues for five minutes. The rowdy reps disperse before police arrive.

Jul 10, Sun: Security cameras record a middle-aged man interfering with mannequins at a Kwai Chung mall. He is seen visiting a succession of shops in which he lifts up mannequins’ skirts, strokes and occasionally kisses the garments on display.

Jul 11, Mon: Two Russian hackers travel through Hong Kong to Moscow after hacking 34 ATMs in Taiwan, stealing a total of HK$17 million in cash. Investigations are underway.

Jul 12, Tue: Police officers on patrol in Tai Po are passing through a park when they hear strange noises coming from the bushes. On investigation they discover that the noises are being made by a toad being tasered by a 23-year-old student from Chinese University, who tells the officers he was doing it for fun. The police arrest the student.

Jul 13, Wed: A video goes viral: An irate driver pulls over at a zebra crossing in Cheung Sha Wan, gets out of his vehicle and flips over a cart stacked with cardboard that is blocking his car. He returns to his vehicle, only to get back out and shove another cart of cardboard onto the pavement as its owner, an elderly woman, looks on.

Jul 14, Thur: A burglar breaks into a Kwai Chung gaming arcade, but phones the police when he realizes he’s about to be discovered by a returning employee. He claims he’s a customer who got locked in. The employee finds the man, and then realizes that the cash register has been forced open. The intruder calls the police once more saying he no longer needs their help—but they arrive on the scene and find $54,000 in cash on the floor. They arrest the suspect.

Jul 15, Fri: A pair of Hong Kong sisters living in Taiwan make headlines after their landlord finds bags of cat and dog feces, four starving cats and a dead cat that apparently starved after getting its claws stuck in a curtain. The discovery was made after the pair stopped paying rent.