A couple that blocked a bus that drove off without them last year have been found guilty of obstructing traffic and assaulting a bystander who tried to get them out of the way.
Defendants Wong Hei-yin, 39, and Victoria Ng Ka-yee, 31, appeared at Eastern Magistrates Court this morning following a court appearance yesterday where video of the fight with the bystander — captured via cellphone video and CCTV footage from the bus — was played to the court.
The incident in question happened at around 11:30pm on October 6, when the couple was trying to catch the 2X bus outside the SOGO shopping mall on Hennesy Road in Causeway Bay.
According to RTHK, the bus then left without them, and so the couple stood in front of the vehicle. Peeved, bystanders urged the couple to get out of the way and not obstruct traffic.
The driver, Lo Kwok-leung, told the court that he saw about 30 people in the queue for his bus and thought that everyone had got on board. But upon preparing to leave, he recalled the defendants running into the middle of the road.
Carrying about 60 to 70 passengers at the time, Lo said Wong became quite fierce and started banging on the door.
One bystander, a 33-year-old man surnamed Leung, stepped in to try and get the couple out of the way, only for Wong to fight back.
The clash ended with Leung being subdued and held down in the middle of the road.
Video of the fracas shows Wong telling Ng to call the police, while she rummages through her handbag looking for her phone while calling out “help” and “why are you hitting my husband?”
Police were eventually called to break up the fight, and Wong and Ng were arrested. The vehicle was held up for at least 20 minutes in total.
Wong was subsequently charged with one count of common assault, while Ng was charged with one count of obstruction of a public place or traffic.