Man Jumps from Casino Ship to Escape Loan Sharks
Gambling on loan-shark borrowed cash is all enjoyable and games and soon you lose all 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 has been 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 of the way that is hard week, according to the oriental 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 sailing out into international waters, a ploy that is increasingly popular world over.
The ship had been someplace nearby the Eastern Harbor Crossing Tunnel between Lei Yue Mun and Kwun Tong whenever man made his escape effort (the loan sharks had been presumably on board with him) after burning through the borrowed money. He covered his documents and just 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 wet way home however, he had been found by another ship, which immediately brought him, soaking and sullen, to a police that is nearby, and then from there to the hospital for a check-up.
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