A young employee emerged from a Lunar New Year lai see spree HK$9,000 (US$1,154) richer but quickly found himself on the receiving end of his father’s gambling addiction.
The 25-year-old man, surnamed Cheung, found all his money gone from his backpack when he returned to the family home in Tuen Mun Monday night, Sky Post reports.
The money was a gift from his employer and friends and the rest was his own savings.
The loss left him flabbergasted but when he confronted his 63-year-old father, he learned the awful truth.
The elder man admitted stealing the money and gambling it away.
Cheung reported the incident to the police and had his father arrested.
Investigators are treating the case as theft.
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