Man allegedly cut sleeping woman’s hair on Hong Kong bus
The man, who was sitting behind the woman on the bus, claimed to have been irritated by the woman’s long ponytail
A 65-year-old Hong Kong man who was prevented from leaving a bus by fellow passengers was arrested on Sunday after allegedly cutting the hair of a sleeping woman.
At 9am, a 25-year-old woman fell asleep while sitting on the upper deck of a Citybus route 107 heading to Causeway Bay on Hong Kong Island. She later discovered that her hair had been cut by a man sitting behind her, news website Hk01.com reported.
It was understood that the suspect surnamed Yu was sitting behind the woman. He claimed to be irritated because of the woman’s long ponytail, which hung behind her seat and touched his knees.
The suspect took out a pair of scissors and cut about 15 centimeters from the woman’s ponytail.
Other passengers on the bus who witnessed the incident immediately woke up the woman, who became upset and confronted the suspect, Apple Daily reported.
When the suspect ignored her questions and attempted to leave the bus, a passenger told the bus driver to call the police while others helped subdue the man.
Police officers arrived and arrested the man for allegedly assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
The suspect claimed that because he was a hairdresser, he always carried a pair of scissors.