A 26-year-old man was sentenced to four years and nine months in jail at the Hong Kong High Court after being convicted of robbing and attacking two men in November 2017.
The court heard that the defendant, Limbu Jun-kang, who is said to be an amateur Muay Thai boxer and part-time actor, assaulted a drunk man near the nightlife district of Lan Kwai Fong and robbed him of HK$1,300 (US$165) on November 12, Oriental Daily reported.
Five days later, the defendant attacked another man who had been drinking, assaulting him with a glass bottle and robbing him of HK$420.
Earlier, Limbu pled guilty to two counts of robbery.
Deputy judge Andrew Bruce said the defendant committed a serious crime, as he robbed at night and targeted drunk men who were least able to resist.
According to a psychiatric report, Limbu suffers from autistic spectrum disorder, attention-deficit disorder and dyslexia, which hamper his social abilities.
The judge also heard that the defendant had been misled by his Thai-boxing friends into thinking that violence could solve his problems.
Judge Bruce said the defendant’s crimes warranted a prison term of up to 11 years, but after taking into account the defendant’s mental status and his guilty plea, he decided to impose a lesser entence.
The defendant, who was originally named Chan King-tung, reportedly adopted a Nepalese name two years ago after he met a Nepalese friend who was kind to him.