A special Hong Kong police unit are to investigate Jackie Chan over claims that he used to carry with him Guns and Grenades back in the days when he had run in’s with local gangsters. – reported by the China Newsweek magazine Tuesday.
“I was at dinner once when more than 20 people with watermelon machetes surrounded me. I had three guns with me and told them that they had gone too far,” the magazine quoted him as saying. They also mentioned that he went on to say he also carried 2 grenades for extra protection.
But Jackie as since then came out and backtracked a little about his story, “I told the media about my unruly behavior to express that I had the thought of resorting to violence because of my lack of education. I cannot express myself properly sometimes, I only want to say that people need discipline, and our government should manage the public and resources in a fair way,” Chan responded on his verified Sina Weibo Thursday.
There was no crimes involving real guns in 2008 and 2010, China Newsweek quoted local police as saying.
“It will be hard to launch an investigation even if Jackie Chen tells the police he told the truth during the interview, as it will be next to impossible to find witnesses and weapons,” Gao Ming, a lawyer from the Shanghai-based Wanfang Law Firm, told the Global Times Tuesday.
“They will also need to take timeliness into consideration since it happened many years ago,” he added.
“I think the police are probably using it as a promotion of their public image rather than truly investigating the incident,” Gao said.