Date
23 April 2018
Police arrested two men for allegedly trying to dodge a fine by altering a fixed penalty notice for traffic violation. Photo: HKEJ
Police arrested two men for allegedly trying to dodge a fine by altering a fixed penalty notice for traffic violation. Photo: HKEJ

Two men arrested for altering ‘beef jerky’

Police arrested two men on suspicion of trying to dodge a fine by altering a fixed penalty notice for traffic contravention, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.

A man filed a report with the police on Saturday, saying that he received a “beef jerky” – Cantonese slang for a traffic violation ticket – in Shek Mun in Sha Tin earlier that day.

Claiming that he had not committed any traffic offense, the man told the police that the ticket seemed to have been altered.

Following an investigation, police picked up a 37-year-old man in Sheung Shui the next day. He was confirmed to be the owner of the car for whom the fixed penalty ticket was issued.

On Monday, a 54-year-old-man, who was caught by a car security camera putting the altered ticket on the car owned by the victim, was arrested in Sha Tin.

The 37-year-old man was arrested for allegedly using a false instrument and released on bail.

The 54-year-old man was arrested for alleged forgery and remained detained as of late Monday night.

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