A mainland tourist was fined 3,000 HKD and ordered to pay 1,000 HKD in compensation after he grabbed a female tour guide by the neck while shopping in Hong Kong, SCMP reports.
The tourist, 32-year-old Ma Xin, was shopping in Man Lok Street, Hung Hom when he ran into the tour guide, 44-year-old Tseung Lai, who had just reprimanded someone in her tour group for throwing a cigarette butt away. Ma got involved and, in a heated dispute, grabbed the woman’s neck. She was sent to the hospital for her injuries.
Ma pleaded guilty to common assault in Kowloon City Court yesterday.
The Security Bureau said there have been four such cases in the city over the past month. On Tuesday, another fight broke out between a 38-year-old tourist and a male guide, triggered when the guide told the man not to smoke.
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