Date
25 July 2017
A magistrate's court ordered a monk to be on his good behavior after he admitted fighting with his neighbor. The monk was fined HK$800 for violating a similar order imposed on him last year. Photo: HK govt
A magistrate's court ordered a monk to be on his good behavior after he admitted fighting with his neighbor. The monk was fined HK$800 for violating a similar order imposed on him last year. Photo: HK govt

Monk bound over again, after fighting with neighbor in public

A monk whom a court ordered to be on his good behavior last year has been bound over again, after he fought with his neighbor in a public place, Headline Daily reported Wednesday.

A Tsuen Wan magistrate’s court heard Tuesday that Shih Ding-hong, 55, has held a long-standing grudge against a 73-year-old man surnamed Yau, who is his neighbor in Tai Wo village on Fu Yung Shan Road in Tsuen Wan.

While he was fertilizing his plants outside his home Monday afternoon, Shih lost his temper when he saw Yau staring at him, the court was told.

The pair then got into a fight. A passerby made a report to police.

Shih and Yau suffered bruises to the eyes during the fight.

They both admitted in court to the charge of fighting in a public place.

The magistrate bound over both men for 18 months. Failure to maintain good behavior will result in a fine of HK$1,500 (US$192).

Shih was fined HK$800 for violating the binding over order imposed on him last year.

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