A tourist from Mainland China used syringes and carried a fake report of being HIV positive to threaten several casino gamblers. According to Public Security Police (PSP), his intention was to compel the gamblers to place bets for him at the casino tables.
The suspect was arrested after reports of at least three men being threatened. He was apprehended through the assistance of the security staff of a casino within the ZAPE area.
According to the victims, the suspect approached them in the ZAPE area when they got lucky at the gaming tables and threatened them with a syringe that was filled a red fluid that resembled blood. He also showed them a medical report that showed he was HIV positive.
The police said that he was particularly targeting casino gamblers who had made big winnings. Although the suspect had no intention of stealing from his victims, his belief that they were luckier than him made him threaten and compel them to place bets on his behalf so he can recover from a large loss he recently made.
Once he was in police custody, the man admitted that the red liquid inside the syringes were fake blood. He also admitted that the medical report he has showing he's HIV positive was fake as well.
The man has been referred to Macau's Public Prosecution Office on charges involving threat and attempted coercion, possession of forbidden weapons, and offenses to physical security.