Date
22 January 2017
A midnight spin in his dad's luxury vehicle is said to have landed a HK teen and his friends in hot water. The picture in the background shows the parking lot in San Po Kong from where the car was taken. Credit: Google Maps, Ming Pao
A midnight spin in his dad's luxury vehicle is said to have landed a HK teen and his friends in hot water. The picture in the background shows the parking lot in San Po Kong from where the car was taken. Credit: Google Maps, Ming Pao

Late-night BMW joyride lands three teens in trouble

Hong Kong police are said to have arrested three 16-year-old boys in the wee hours of Sunday for driving a company-registered BMW without authorization.

According to Ming Pao Daily, the person at the wheel of the luxury vehicle is believed to be the son of a wealthy property investor. 

The driver, a person surnamed Sze, allegedly took his father’s car without the knowledge of his dad and drove it out of a parking lot near Yue Xiu Plaza in San Po Kong for a joyride with two friends.

The police stopped the vehicle after a man reported at about 1 am that he saw an underage boy driving a car on King Fuk Street.

The youth were then arrested for “taking conveyance without authority”. The person at the wheel was also accused of driving a vehicle without a license and third-party insurance.

They were all granted bail after interrogation.

Initial investigations showed that the car, which costs about HK$2 million (US$257,870), was registered in 2011 under the name of a firm in Tsim Sha Tsui. 

One of the firm’s directors is said to be veteran property investor Sze Kai-lung. Thus, the report suggested that the driver of the vehicle was Sze’s son.

However, Sze Kai-lung has denied any connection to the case when contacted by Ming Pao.

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