Story By: Angjela Trajkovska, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN/defensas guaymas
This is the shocking moment an alleged thief wrapped in cling film so he cannot defend himself is beaten with a wooden paddle by a vigilante group.
The incident took place in the city of Guaymas in the north-western Mexican state of Sonora.
The video was posted to social media by a group called ‘The Self Defence’ that is also believed to have been responsible for organising the punishment.
According to reports, local residents are fed up with rising crime in the area and the vigilante group are taking matters into their own hands, accusing the local authorities of not doing enough to tackle the problem.
In the video footage, a man is seen lying face down on the floor while tightly wrapped in plastic film and tape.
With his hands tied behind his back, the suspected thief receives repeated blows to his bottom half with a wooden paddle while he writhes in pain.
All that can be heard are the dull thuds of the paddle against the man’s bottom half and his muffled screams.
It is not known whether an investigation has been launched into the unusual form of vigilante justice.
Picture Credits: CEN/defensas guaymas
Netizen ‘Gerardo Benjamin Arias Martinez’ commented: “That is the ticket, although robbers deserve to suffer more.”
‘Ro Olvera’ said: “I doubt he will do it again after that!”