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Drunken tourist takes bus for joyride in Hong Kong

An Australian tourist was taken to hospital by police in Hong Kong after he purportedly stole a minibus.

Hong Kong bus speeds past in the Causeway Bay area.
Hong Kong bus speeds past in the Causeway Bay area. Image by Benj Roberts / CC BY-SA 2.0

Police said the man approached a queue of minibuses in the Causeway Bay neighbourhood around 5am and opened the door of one, pulling its driver out before driving away. The bus was discovered some two hours later, nearly five kilometres away. The thief was passed out near the bus, which had been left in an intersection. The man was arrested and taken to hospital after failing a breathalyzer test. Read more: shanghaiist.com