|Ignoring the police, pedestrians attack a supposed thief today on Calle 13 and Ave. Caracas.|
|The guy WAS guilty. After a few more|
kicks, he produced a gold-colored
chain he'd grabbed.
What is certain is a general anxiety about crime, and a common belief that even when criminals are arrested, they're freed the next day. So, some people try to apply punishment with their own hands. Literally.
This happened on Carrera Septima the other day. But the police's motives for grabbing the youth weren't clear. One observer thot he'd stolen a bike that was nearby. Others speculated that one or both of the young women present had accused him of attacking her, and then repented.
|'Let my man go!'|
|'He's my man, too!'|
|But these cops had no intention of freeing the youth.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours