Man Jumps from Casino Ship to Escape Loan Sharks
Gambling on loan-shark borrowed cash 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 3rd 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 found that out of the hard way final week, according to the Chinese language paper Ming Pao. He presumably borrowed HK$120,000 (approximately 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 cruising out into international waters, a ever more popular ploy the world over.
The ship had been someplace near the Eastern Harbor Crossing Tunnel between Lei Yue Mun and Kwun Tong as soon as the man made his escape effort (the loan sharks had been presumably on board with him) after burning through the borrowed money. He covered their documents and exactly what little cash he had left in plastic, stripped down, donned a life coat, and jumped from the screen 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 quickly brought him, soaking and sullen, to a police that is nearby, and then from there to a healthcare facility for a check-up.
As the man was released by police and has (more…)