A group of mysterious vigilantes has been rounding up thieves in the Mexican city of Rio Bravo and tying them to lamp posts before painting their faces like the Joker. Footage was posted to social media this week showing a number of so-called criminals stopped by the Batman wannabes, and many are applauding their efforts.
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- The vigilante group isn’t messing around. In one picture, a man and woman who were said to have stolen a pedestrian’s purse were duct-taped to a lamp post with the male left shirtless and both of their faces painted over. The man’s chest was even painted with the words “soy rata,” meaning “I am a thief” across his chest.
- Four men were also caught trying to rob a bus. The men also had their faces painted and were bound together at the hand by duct tape as they were forced to march shirtless down the main boulevard. Many passers-by stopped to see what was going on and even filmed them, later uploading the clips to social media.
- Police stepped in to arrest the culprits. The woman duct-taped to the lamp post was about to free her partner when the police came by and stopped them. The woman, later identified as Luz Magaly, is said to have admitted what was going on, leading her partner to do the same. “I went after the woman. I took her purse. It was easy. I grabbed the purse to flee,” the unnamed man reportedly said, as per the Daily Mail. “Right now there is no work and there is no money. It was easy for me to do that. I beg for the woman’s forgiveness. I was not right in the head. I was under the influence of drugs. I am very sorry. Please forgive me.”
- These vigilantes are doing good work! While the police should be the ones stepping in to stop crime, sometimes citizens have to take things into their own hands. You have to applaud them for trying to protect innocent citizens from common criminals.
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