Vigilantes Force Cow Thieves To Stand Naked In Street

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News 

Video Credit: CEN

This is the moment three men accused of stealing 15 cows are made to stand naked in the middle of the street by angry farmers.

The three men – one reportedly a butcher – were seen standing totally naked in the middle of the road in front of the Farming Association of the municipality of Jesus Carranza, in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz.

Picture Credit: CEN

According to local media, the trio had been caught by farmers trying to steal a cow who hen forced them to strip and walk down the street naked.

The video, which was shared on social media, shows the three men standing in the middle of the street holding hands.

A man can be heard saying “why are you there?” and one of the trio answers “for stealing cows” and the first man can be heard asking “how many cows did you steal?” and the man says “15”.

Netizen ‘Legiona79180396’ commented: “Very good punishment”.

‘vune2907’ added: “They will never stop committing crime if they have no shame.”

Cattle rustling is considered a crime in the Mexican federal penal code and can be punished by prison sentences of between two and 10 years.

It is unclear if the trio were arrested.

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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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