Countless numbers of people walk up and down Sai Yeung Choi Street in Hong Kong every day. As the main drag down the Mong Kok area famous for the Ladies’ Market and Temple Street Night Market, lined with electronics stores, bookshops, restaurants and cinemas, it attracts an unrelenting stream of tourists and locals everyday.
For one 29-year-old man taking the familiar steps at one o’clock this morning, however, it was a tragic case of wrong time, wrong place. As he walked along with two friends, an office chair dropped from the sky crashed down directly on his head, knocking him unconscious. Video footage shows the victim sprawled out on the pavement as a pool of blood gathers around his head and his friends scream, “Don’t fall asleep!” Paramedics soon arrived at the scene, but he wa later declared dead at hospital.
Hong Kong Police have already apprehended the suspect, a 22-year-old male who has admitted responsibility. The suspect was found on a nearby rooftop surrounded by discarded furniture and empty cans of Tsingtao beer.
The suspect being taken into custody (right).
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By Ryan Kilpatrick