Man Jumps from Casino Ship to Escape Loan Sharks
Gambling on loan-shark borrowed money is all enjoyable and games until such time you lose all of that money and are forced to remove to your skivvies and jump from your floor that is third cabin aboard the casino ship that has been the reason for your short-lived fun and subsequent woes, into the frigid waters of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor below.
A Chinese national surnamed Lu found that out of the hard way last week, in accordance with the oriental newspaper Ming Pao. He allegedly borrowed HK$120,000 (more or less US$15,460) from loan sharks and embarked for a evening 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 increasingly popular ploy the world over.
The ship ended up being someplace close to the Eastern Harbor Crossing Tunnel between Lei Yue Mun and Kwun Tong if the man made his escape effort (the loan sharks were presumably up to speed with him) after burning through the borrowed money. He wrapped his papers and 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 their damp way house however, he was picked up by another ship, which immediately brought him, soaking and sullen, to a police that is nearby, and then after that to a medical facility for a check-up.
As the guy was released by police and ha Continue reading