Man Jumps from Casino Ship to Escape Loan Sharks

Man Jumps from Casino Ship to Escape Loan Sharks

Gambling on loan-shark borrowed cash is all fun and games unless you lose most of that money and are forced to strip to your skivvies and jump from your third floor cabin window aboard the casino ship that was the reason for your short-lived fun and subsequent woes, into the frigid waters of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor below.

A Chinese nationwide surnamed Lu discovered that out of the way that is hard week, according to the Chinese language newsprint Ming Pao. He allegedly borrowed HK$120,000 (approximately US$15,460) from loan sharks and embarked on 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 ploy that is increasingly popular world over.

The ship was somewhere near the Eastern Harbor Crossing Tunnel between Lei Yue Mun and Kwun Tong as soon as the man made their escape attempt (the loan sharks were presumably up to speed with him) after burning through the lent cash. He covered his papers and just what little money he had left in plastic, stripped down, donned a life jacket, and jumped from the window of his cabin.

Rather than being free to swim to safety and make his wet way home however, he was acquired by another ship, which promptly brought him, soaking and sullen, to a nearby police place, and then after that to the hospital for a check-up.

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