Shoplifter Women Have Clothes Torn And Hair Cut By Mob

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCEN

Video Credit: CEN

This is the shocking moment an angry mob tear the clothes off two women suspected of shoplifting and cut their hair.

The incident was filmed by onlookers in the town of Tapachula in the south-western Mexican state of Chiapas and shared on Twitter where it has been viewed over 31,000 times.

Local residents in the footage claimed it was not the first time the two women have been caught stealing in the area.

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In the video, mob members are seen removing clothing items from the two suspects while cutting their hair with a large pair of scissors as they lie on the ground.

At one point, the two half-naked women are seen hugging each other as the mob continues to cut their hair.

At the end of the footage, they are seen walking off arm-in-arm as onlookers film with their phones.

According to local media, residents claimed that the women were stealing clothes from the city’s Sebastian Escobar Market.

Mob members said that they dished out their own form of community justice after accusing the local authorities of failing to act whenever they report such incidents.

According to local media, the two half-naked suspects were allowed to leave peacefully after first being humiliated.

It is currently unclear if the local authorities are investigating the case or if anybody has been arrested yet.

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.

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