Alleged thief tied to a post in Hidalgo, with sign around his neck saying “I’m a rat”.
The residents of the municipality of Progreso de Obregón, Hidalgo placed a piece of cardboard around the man’s neck on which they wrote the phrase: Soy Ratero “I’m a rat.”
An alleged thief, who would have robbed a grocery store, was caught and subdued by residents in the state of Hidalgo, who tied him to a concrete post, sources from the entity’s Public Security Secretariat reported.
The events occurred on Felipe Ángeles street, in the municipality of Progreso de Obregón, near the Lázaro Cárdenas elementary school.
At the site, in addition to tying the criminal to a post, the villagers hung a piece of cardboard around the man’s neck on which they wrote the phrase: “I’m a rat.”
During the detention, villagers reprimanded the subject, who – amid insults – warned “you’d better change.”
Subsequently, state agents indicated that the detainee was secured and sheltered in security facilities to make him available to the competent authority.