Give ‘em an inch, and they’ll steal a double decker bus, joy ride around Hong Kong and then smash it into a concrete roundabout.
Well, allegedly, in the case of two 16-year-old boys arrested recently by police for an early morning bus theft last week, reports on.cc.
Speaking to reporters outside Wong Tai Sin District police headquarters, chief inspector of police Eric Wong Yi-wai said the pair were friends and fellow “bus enthusiasts” who attended secondary schools in the Wong Tai Sin area.
They were detained on suspicion of several offences, including theft, the unauthorised removal of a bus, dangerous driving, unlicensed driving, driving without third-party insurance and failing to report a traffic accident, the outlet reported.
Police had been searching for culprits since finding the heavily damaged KMB bus near the Kwai Tsing container terminal about 3am on Tuesday last week.
The bus, according to its GPS tracker, was stolen from a terminus in Wong Tai Sin and driven more than 10km to the container terminal, where it did several laps before smashing into the raised concrete roundabout.
It’s not the first case of its kind.
Last month, a “super bus fan” pleaded guilty in court after he and two co-accused took a bus and drove it to three bus stations in North district, the SCMP reported.