Tin Shui Wai, New Territories. Photo: Google Maps

A woman in Hong Kong called the police after being poked with a sharp object by a stranger on a street in Tin Shui Wai, New Territories, on Tuesday night.

At 11pm, the victim and a friend were taking a walk outside of Ginza Square on Tin Yan Road when they saw a man walking toward them, Oriental Daily reported. When the man walked passed the victim, she felt a sharp pain on her left arm and suspected that she had been pricked by a needle. A very small hole was left on her arm.

Shocked by this attack, she called the police. After going to a hospital for a medical examination, she was advised to undergo blood tests for three months.

Hong Kong police classified the case as assault occasioning actual bodily harm. No one was immediately arrested.

The woman’s friend posted about the incident on a Facebook group, alerting residents of the area to be careful.

She recalled that the victim had suddenly screamed when the stranger walked past. Then the man stopped, looked at them and said “sorry” before walking away.

At that time, she said, she thought the man had groped the victim. She shouted at the man and asked him what did did. The man apologized again and ran off.

That was when the women found that the victim, who was wearing a long-sleeved shirt and jacket at the time, had been pricked by a sharp object leaving a hole on her left arm.

The victim’s friend said the suspect was aged around 20 to 30 and was 170 centimeters tall. He wore a jacket and a backpack.

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