There's a video on YouTube about a Chilean street thug who learned the hard way not to try to grab a handbag on a bus. The Mirror reports:
An accomplice held the door open at a stop so Pablo Riquelme Curiqueo, 22, could follow the woman onto the bus and snatch her belongings - but the thief managed to get trapped in the door while making his getaway.
After a second failed attempt to snatch her bag in the Chilean city of Concepcion, the driver seized his opportunity to close the doors and continue on his way.
Chubby opportunist Pablo, a serial thief, was left prisoner on the bus with one hand trapped inside the door, which he had tried to force open when he realised they were closing.
And worse was to come - when the hero driver radioed police and then took out a baseball bat he kept for self defence and started bashing the criminal around the body.
The bag thief, said to have several assault, theft and robbery convictions, tried to wriggle out of arrest by claiming his victim was really an aunt called Maria who lived in the countryside and he had been joking with her.
But the driver told him in slang Chilean: “I’m badder than you” - before reducing him to tears as he continued to whack him.
Police were waiting at the next stop and handcuffed the thief before taking his smartly-dressed victim away so she could make a statement.
There's more at the link.
Here's the video. I love the wannabe 'bad' guy's reactions, particularly when he starts crying . . . and I'd love to know what other encounters the driver had experienced with bad guys to make him carry around a cudgel like that.
The wannabe thief's screams as the cops handcuffed him were music to my ears (I suspect the bus driver broke his arm when he was whaling on him). If I'm ever in Concépcion, Chile, I'd like to buy that driver a beer.