Quick-thinking woman’s video of HK tram flasher goes viral
Netizens praise Filipina for her composure and bravery in response to the man's indecent exposure
A mobile phone video of a man exposing his genitals to a woman on board a Hong Kong tram has gone viral on social media.
A Filipina posted a video on Facebook on June 17 of a middle-aged man, standing beside her seat, who pulled up his shorts and exposed his genitals to her, nearly coming into contact with her shoulder.
The woman, who works in the New Territories, recorded a video of the incident with her mobile phone. She walked away safely and uploaded the video to Facebook. Local media reported on the video last Friday, and it has so far been shared more than 6,000 times.
Social media users were impressed by the woman’s calm response to the indecent exposure, praising her composure, bravery and intelligence. Commenters slammed the man for his actions and called on the police to investigate the incident.
In Hong Kong, the maximum penalty for a person found guilty of indecent exposure is six months’ imprisonment or a fine of HK$1,000 (US$128).