- A video was shared online showing a man getting beaten up by several angry citizens
- According to reports, the alleged thug tried to scam people at an ATM before he got caught
- South Africans expressed their views on the footage online and Briefly.co.za took a look at some of the reactions
An alleged ATM scammer found out the hard way South Africans are not fans of crime. The man was reportedly caught by a group of furious Nedbank customers who decided to take matters into their own hands.
The enraged citizens slapped the man, who tried to explain himself, without avail. The entire incident was caught on video and shared on Twitter by Yusuf Abramjee.
Abramjee captioned the post:
"Suspected ATM scammer beaten up in Sunnyside, Pretoria."
According to The South African, bank customers believed the man was tampering with an ATM, which led to a physical altercation.
Take a look at the video below:
South Africans reacted to the video. Some said they should have hit him harder while others were glad the alleged thug got a hiding.
Twitter user, @Albain20, commented:
"They don't joke in Pretoria."
Dumisani khumalo, who goes by the Twitter handle @assaba1, wrote:
"Yoh he will never try it again."
Andile Matsha, @Andymatsha, added:
"Pink Hat guy mara he is the best."
Another tweep, @duma_siyanda, said:
"He's guilty. His face says it all... Hope they did the body panel-beating well enough."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported a video has surfaced online that is causing concern among South Africans. In the clip, a man returns home and is ambushed by several armed thugs. According to reports, the man visited a bank before going home to withdrew his salary.
It appears the suspects then followed 58-year-old Lood de Jager home, where they then robbed him. However, in the footage, his Doberman dog, Nicky, tried to save her owner by attacking the armed robber.
Sadly, Nicky got shot in the process but she managed to survive. Brakpan Herald reported after Nicky bravely attacked the thug, they picked up the money De Jager had dropped as well as his cellphone before fleeing the scene.
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