And now: CSI Hong Kong.
Or it would appear to be. In December 2008 someone threw two bottles containing acidic drain cleaner from a building onto a busy Mong Kok street, injuring 46 people. In May 2009 the same attack took place on the same street.
Now Hong Kong's boys in blue are pulling out all the stops to track down the perp. First they plugged the data from both events into a supercomputer: the Major Incident Investigation and Disaster Support System, "normally used to catch serial killers" (because Hong Kong has so many it's hard to keep up?); and then they cordoned the street to reenact the attacks, tossing 20 bottles of various contents to determine which building was used. Moreover, they are reviewing footage from surveillance cameras.
Just like CSI. Or Forensic Heroes.
All we need now is a few pithy comments, a raised eyebrow or two, and a sudden flash of insight leading to an arrest. The media will eat it up. Not that I'm complaining; far from it.
If this is what it takes to stop people from freaking out about swine flu I'm all for it.