PETALING JAYA - A fun getaway to Kuala Lumpur turned sour for popular Hong Kong magician Hunny Ho, 27, who revealed on a Facebook Live video that she was injured in a snatch theft attempt on Wednesday (Aug 22).
Speaking in Cantonese, she recounted the incident in a 25-minute video and showed the injuries on her nose, chin, left palm, elbow and thighs.
Ho said she was with another friend and they were walking on a quiet street in the city.
She said her handbag was hanging from her arm and was checking Google Maps on her phone.
"Suddenly, a man on a motorbike snatched my bag and sped off," Ho said.
She said she was dragged on the street for a few seconds before the robber gave up and left.
"It happened in a second, it was really fast.
"I was lucky that he let go of my bag," she added.
When a fan asked if she had made a police report, Ho questioned whether the authorities would be able to catch the robber even if a report was made.
She said after the snatch theft attempt, a few passersby offered to help, but they declined as they was afraid that they were part of a syndicate.
Ho said she and her friend then went to a convenience store to buy supplies to clean and bandage her wounds.
"Luckily there were no cars on the road, or I could have broken an arm or a leg!" she added.
Ho, who gained fame on YouTube with her videos, returned to Hong Kong on Friday (Aug 24).
"The journey continues! No one can stop me from moving forward," Ho wrote on Instagram after the incident.