A drunk foreigner took a dangerous ride on the rooftop of a double-decker bus in Hong Kong at around midnight Tuesday, Apple Daily reported.
Passengers on the Route 90B bus from Admiralty to South Horizons were quoted as saying that they heard strange sounds from above their heads as the bus was moving between Aberdeen and Ap Lei Chau.
The passengers notified the bus driver, who initially dismissed the concerns as imaginary and chose to continue the journey.
After the bus arrived at the Ap Lei Chau Drive stop, the driver finally decided to step out of the vehicle and do a check. That’s when he saw a white man sitting on the top of the bus.
Shocked at the discovery, the driver called the police.
Police officers arrived in a few minutes, brought the man down and took him to the Queen Mary Hospital for a checkup, according to the report Wednesday.
The man, said to be 50 years in age, told the police that he was drunk and that he couldn’t remember how he got on to the top of the bus.
After questioning, the police let the foreigner — who gave his name as Jonathan — walk free without any arrest.
According to another bus driver, he saw the man on top of a vehicle when the bus was leaving the Aberdeen bus terminal.
It is believed that the person had traveled on the bus for about 600 meters before he was brought down.
The police figured he might have clambered on to the roof of the bus by using the fender bars on the side of upper windshield glass of the vehicle, or by jumping down onto the bus from a footbridge.
Ringo Lee Yiu-pui, chairman of the Institute of The Motor Industry Hong Kong, said the man put himself in a very dangerous position by pulling the bus stunt.
The passenger could easily have been cast off the bus when the vehicle took a curve or when the drive hit the brakes, Lee said.
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