Two thieves met more than he bargained for when trying to rob a teacher of a school in Quilmes, Buenos Aires province on Tuesday. The motorcycle-riding thieves were met by an onslaught of vigilante parents and civilians who managed to catch one of them and tie him to a fence until the police arrived — and, of course, it was all caught on camera.
The event: While everyone was leaving the school at the end of the day, two muggers assaulted a teacher who refused to give up her phone and started screaming. Hearing the commotion, parents rushed to her assistance. One of the thieves escaped on a motorbike but the other was not so lucky. He was captured and tied up by the outraged parents.
“It’s not the first time that something like this has happened, last week there was a similar case when a boy’s phone was stolen and parents captured the thief,” a mother of a student told cable news channel TN.
A school representative called for more law enforcement over the recent events and noted the thief was released a few hours after being arrested.