Man Jumps from Casino Ship to Escape Loan Sharks
Gambling on loan-shark borrowed money is all enjoyable and games unless you lose most 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 that 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 the hard way last week, according to the china magazine 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 sailing out into international waters, a ploy that is increasingly popular world over.
The ship ended up being someplace nearby the Eastern Harbor Crossing Tunnel between Lei Yue Mun and Kwun Tong whenever man made their escape effort (the loan sharks were presumably up to speed with him) after burning through the borrowed money. He wrapped their documents and what little cash he had left in plastic, stripped down, donned a life jacket, and jumped from the screen of his cabin.
Rather than being free to swim to safety and make his wet way home however, he had been picked up by another ship, which quickly brought him, soaking and sullen, to a nearby police place, and then after that to a healthcare facility for a check-up.
While the man was released by police and has Continue reading