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Man Jumps from Casino Ship to Escape Loan Sharks
Gambling on loan-shark borrowed money is all enjoyable and games unless you lose all of that money and are forced to remove to your skivvies and jump from your 3rd 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 found that out the way that is hard week, according to the Chinese language magazine Ming Pao. He allegedly 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 was somewhere close to the Eastern Harbor Crossing Tunnel between Lei Yue Mun and Kwun Tong when the man made their escape effort (the loan sharks had been presumably up to speed with him) after burning through the borrowed money. He covered his papers and just what money that is little 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 his wet way home however, he was acquired by another ship, which quickly brought him, soaking and sullen, to a police that is nearby, and then from there to the hospital for a check-up.
Whilst the man was released by authorities and has not been c