Saturday, October 18, 2014

A street thug gets bashed. Hilarious!

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.



Murphy's Law said...


Anonymous said...

(I suspect the bus driver broke his arm when he was whaling on him)

My money is in the cops accidentally breaking a finger or two or even dislocating the wrist while has happened before

Jamie NZ said...

Hehe Somebody get that bus driver a bigger bat....

And that thief a handkerchief...

Sport Pilot said...

Wasn't a baseball bat, it's a tire knocker, shorter & handier. They actually used to sell them, I always smiled when I checked a commercial truck and found one. Never made a deal out of it either.
Sadly if the same incident viewed here happened here in the USA it'd be touch and go for the bus driver. He'd either lose his job, be sued or face possible prosecution. Sucks.

Mike Miles said...

Man I love a good happy ending.

Will said...

It's used to check the air pressure in truck tires. Much quicker than using a pressure gauge. Any tire that is lower in air pressure will sound (and feel) different when whacked. It's those inside dually tires that are the ones you concentrate on, as those are more likely to not be noticed as running low. Follow a big rig shedding rubber, and it is almost always an inner tire.

Who outlawed them?

You can now get tire monitoring systems that continuously measure pressure of all tires, but if you don't own the trailer, you probably don't have it.

Stuart Garfath. Sydney, Australia. said...

Sport Pilot, exactly!.
If this was in Australia, the thief would not have got a custodial sentence, and most definitely, the bus driver would be prosecuted, fined and lose his job.
Three months ago, her in Sydney, an armed robber held up a jewelry store, pistol whipped the owner, and all he got was a two year SUSPENDED SENTENCE!, because he had a hard upbringing, and supposedly suffered accordingly.
Oh, the fact that he was represented by two highly placed family lawyers had nothing to do with it of course.