Man Jumps from Casino Ship to Escape Loan Sharks
Gambling on loan-shark borrowed money is all fun and games before you lose all of that money and are forced to remove to your skivvies and jump from your own third flooring cabin window aboard the casino ship which was the explanation for your short-lived fun and subsequent woes, into the frigid waters of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor below.
A Chinese nationwide surnamed Lu discovered that out of the way that is hard week, based on the Chinese language newspaper Ming Pao. He presumably borrowed HK$120,000 (more or less US$15,460) from loan sharks and embarked on a night of gambling aboard the casino ship, which skirts (or rather sails) around Hong Kong’s strict gambling laws by cruising out into international waters, a ploy that is increasingly popular world over.
The ship ended up being someplace near the Eastern Harbor Crossing Tunnel between Lei Yue Mun and Kwun Tong if the man made their escape attempt (the loan sharks were presumably up to speed with him) after burning through the lent cash. He wrapped their documents and what little money he had left in plastic, stripped down, donned a life coat, and jumped from the window of his cabin.
Rather than being free to swim to safety and make his wet way house however, he had been picked up by another ship, which immediately brought him, soaking and sullen, to a nearby police place, and then from there to a healthcare facility for a check-up.
As the guy was released by authoritContinue reading