A THIEF who stole a woman’s phone was run over by her boyfriend then chased and beaten by passersby.
The video shows the unsuspecting victim standing on the sidewalk scrolling down her phone only to have the armed thief on his bike snatch it out of her hand.
The 23-year-old girl’s boyfriend arranged to pick her up at the location in the Brazilian city of Espirito Santo and happened to be right there, Globo reported.
Then, he rushed straight into the thief’s car unexpectedly, his bike was stuck under the car but managed to escape.
Footage shows the thief hobbling down the street as the woman and her boyfriend, along with passersby, give chase.
The thief managed to reach a fork but was clearly injured and staggered to the pavement.
As he tried to get up, one of his pursuers launched a karate kick at him as the other pedestrians and bicycles caught up and began to set the top on him.
According to the victim’s boyfriend, the thief was armed and his gun fell on the sidewalk when he was attacked, in March 2021.
“The first thing that came to my mind was to stop him from running away and block his way,” said the unnamed man.
“The first thing that comes to mind is the instinct you use.”
The thief was taken to hospital before being taken to a police station to face robbery charges.
It happened after a thief who stole a car with children inside was chased down and beaten to death by vigilantes including the child’s father.
Disturbing footage shot by one of the group that captured Eric Hood, 54, shows several people surrounding him as he lies on the ground.
The crowd could be seen punching and kicking him as he appeared to beg them to stop.
A mob in Mexico beat two suspected robbers within an inch of their lives.
The horrifying video shows the two men handcuffed to each other while several assailants jump on their heads and attempt to expel life from their bodies.
According to local media reports, the men were said to have been aggressive with passengers on a public bus and were caught by a group of local police.
Locals were filming pointless beatings of men while shouting insults at them.