Man Jumps from Casino Ship to Escape Loan Sharks
Gambling on loan-shark borrowed money is all fun and games and soon you lose each of that money and are forced to remove to your skivvies and jump from your own floor that is third cabin aboard the casino ship which was the cause of your short-lived fun and subsequent woes, into the frigid waters of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor below.
A Chinese nationwide surnamed Lu found that out of the way that is hard week, according to the Chinese language paper Ming Pao. He allegedly borrowed HK$120,000 (more or less US$15,460) from loan sharks and embarked for a night of gambling aboard the casino ship, which skirts (or rather sails) around Hong Kong’s strict gambling laws by sailing out into international waters, a ever more popular ploy the world over.
The ship ended up being somewhere close to the Eastern Harbor Crossing Tunnel between Lei Yue Mun and Kwun Tong if the man made his escape attempt (the loan sharks had been presumably up to speed with him) after burning through the lent money. He wrapped his documents and exactly 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 their damp way house however, he had been picked up by another ship, which promptly brought him, soaking and sullen, to a nearby police section, and then after that to a medical facility for a check-up.
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