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 strip to your skivvies and jump from your floor that is third cabin aboard the casino ship that was the cause of your short-lived fun and subsequent woes, into the frigid waters of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor below.
A Chinese national surnamed Lu discovered that out the way that is hard week, in accordance with the china magazine 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 ploy that is increasingly popular world over.
The ship had been somewhere nearby 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 borrowed money. He wrapped their documents and just what little money 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 house however, he was picked up by another ship, which promptly brought him, soaking and sullen, to a nearby police place, and then after that to a healthcare facility for a check-up.
As the guy was released by police and has not been (more…)