Hong Kong police carried out a raid on illegal foreign workers at Tsim Sha Tsui on Sep. 22 and one person was seen escaping by climbing down the side of a high-rise building onto the street level.
The death-defying stunt was pulled off successfully with help rendered by passers-by.
A video of what transpired has since been circulated widely on the internet.
However, it later transpired that the "woman" who was seen escaping was in fact a man who held a Thai passport, and was allegedly involved in vice activities.
According to HK01, the raid in broad daylight occurred at 4pm.
As seen in the video, the person climbing the exterior of the building appeared to be a blonde-haired woman wearing a white camisole.
He was climbing down from the second storey as reported by HK01.
But the videos circulated online showed he was perched almost as high as the third floor.
To get down to the ground floor, he had to use water pipes, shop signages, and air conditioning compressors on the building's exterior as handholds and footholds.
While making his way down, the people on the street shouted at him to be careful.
He eventually climbed onto a street sign on the ground floor and was helped off by passers-by.
However, the man was eventually arrested by the police.
His identity was later traced as his profile was published on a page that advertised sexual services.