An intoxicated man who ordered siu mai at a 7-Eleven in Yau Ma Tei at around 3:30 am Friday, but then decided he didn’t want it anymore, allegedly attacked a store employee after he refused to refund his late night snack.
According to HK01, the worker in the Tung On Street 7-Eleven store told the man he cannot have his money back because his siu mai (Hong Kong-style shrimp and pork dumplings) had already been cooked in the microwave.
Angered, the customer left but later returned with a friend. Carrying a broomstick handle, he struck the convenience store worker’s forehead, leaving bloodstains on the floor of the 7-Eleven.
The pair then fled, after which the 7-Eleven employee called police. Police rushed to the scene, which the customer had just happened to return to, and later arrested him on a suspected charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. The 7-Eleven worker, surnamed Sze, as well as the customer—who claimed he suffered injuries on his hand—were sent to Kwong Wah Hospital for treatment.
The man’s friend is still at large, a Police Public Relations Branch (PPRB) spokesperson told Coconuts.
Separately, also at around 3 am, a man assaulted a worker at a convenience store near Shek Kip Mei Estate after he was caught stealing red wine. The burglary case is being investigated by Sham Shui Po district police.