Man Jumps from Casino Ship to Escape Loan Sharks
Gambling on loan-shark borrowed cash is all enjoyable and games until such time you lose all of that money and are forced to strip to your skivvies and jump from your own 3rd floor cabin window aboard the casino ship which was 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 discovered that out the way that is hard week, according to the china newspaper Ming Pao. He presumably 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 sailing out into international waters, a increasingly popular ploy the world over.
The ship was someplace near the Eastern Harbor Crossing Tunnel between Lei Yue Mun and Kwun Tong if the man made their escape effort (the loan sharks were presumably on board with him) after burning through the lent money. He covered their documents and just 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 wet way home however, he had been picked up by another ship, which immediately brought him, soaking and sullen, to a nearby police station, and then after that to a healthcare facility for a check-up.
While the guy premiered by police and hasn’t been cha