A man attempted to rob Li Ka-shing’s lavish Hong Kong mansion last Friday but was caught immediately, as you’d expect to happen at the heavily guarded home of Asia’s richest human being.
Meng Hongwei, an unemployed 19-year-old from the mainland, attempted to sneak into Li’s property under the cover of darkness while dressed head-to-toe in black, according to news portal China Youth Network. As you can pretty much expect, he didn’t even make it past the fence before getting caught climbing the thing by security guards at around 11:00 p.m. on Friday night.
It was a twofold blow for Meng, who was found to have crossed the Sham Chun River illegally to enter Hong Kong. He’s now facing charges of trespassing and illegally entering the territory and is being held in detention until a second hearing on May 18.
Li’s four-story mansion, located at 79 Deep Water Bay Road, was completed in 2013, and is heavily guarded by security personnel and cameras.
The 86-year-old real estate tycoon has amassed a 30.8 billion fortune, putting him in the running to become the 15th richest person in the world, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaire’s Index.