Four luxury cars hit in ‘paint bomb’ attack targeting HK executive

A pic of one of the cars hit by yesterday’s ‘paint bomb’ attack. Picture via Apple Daily video.
A pic of one of the cars hit by yesterday’s ‘paint bomb’ attack. Picture via Apple Daily video.

Splat: the sound we imagine two plastic bags full of red paint make when giving four luxury cars an unwanted new colour.

It was a noise perhaps heard yesterday when three Mercedes Benz and one Bentley were splattered in a “paint bomb” attack targeting the house of a senior Hong Kong executive at Jardine’s Lookout, a mountainous area in southeast Wan Chai.

According to Apple Daily, two plastic bags full of red paint were lobbed over the gate of Bankee Kwan Pak-hoo’s home at the luxury Falcon Lodge estate about 6am.

It was one of two such acts of vandalism in the space of a few hours, with staff at SHK Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School discovering red paint on the entrance gate.

Police believe both cases are linked, with Kwan reportedly an alumnus of the school, according to the outlet. 

Kwan is the boss of Pricerite — a home furnishing chain — and Celestial Asia Securities Holdings. His company owned two of the Mercs, while the other cars belonged to the owner of an adjacent house.

Apple Daily reports that Kwan’s cars reportedly cost about HK$810,000 (US$103,000) and HK$1.93 million (US$246,000.)

The vandal rode a motorcycle and fled after tossing the paint bomb.

According to The Standard, posters were placed on the wall near the estate, suggesting Kwan hadn’t settled a debt and that the vandalism was linked to a stock dispute.

The newspaper cited a statement by Celestial Asia Security Holdings saying the company was financially healthy.

It condemned those responsible for the vandalism for “disrupting public order” and harming the reputation of the group and Kwan.

Not to mention those poor innocent cars.

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