A mainland “Fuerdai,” or second generation of the rich, has been arrested and charged with illegal entry after he burst through a border checkpoint in a sports car without appropriate Hong Kong licences over the weekend, according to local media reports.

The 24-year-old son of a mainland banker spent four days in Hong Kong without a visa until he was arrested on Jervois Street in Sheung Wan early Tuesday morning, Apple Daily reported.

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The suspect Zheng. via internet.

The man, surnamed Zheng, who is from Chongqing, drove a Ford Mustang through the Lok Ma Chau border without getting checked. He hid behind a truck and sped away once he passed the checkpoint, Apple Daily and Sky Post said. Unable to catch him, officials at the border alerted the police.

Officers found Zheng’s car in a parking lot in Tsz Wan Shan after arresting him. The licence plate of the vehicle had been removed when it was found.

Zheng was due to appear at the Fanling Magistrates’ Courts for a hearing on Thursday. He has been charged with illegal entry, driving without a valid driver’s licence, driving an unlicensed vehicle and driving without third-party insurance.

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The Ford Mustang as advertised on Ford China’s homepage. Photo: ford.com.cn.

The Ford Mustang has appeared in American action movies including The Fast and Furious – Tokyo Drift and Transformers. The one Zheng drove was possibly the sixth generation model, Sky Post said. According to Ford China’s official page, the model’s suggested retail price starts at RMB400,000, or HK$487,000.

Vivienne Zeng is a journalist from China with three years' experience covering Hong Kong and mainland affairs. She has an MA in journalism from the University of Hong Kong. Her work has been featured on outlets such as Al Jazeera+ and MSNBC.