Chilean bus driver beats crying purse snatcher with bat

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A man in Chile picked the wrong bus, and the wrong bus driver, to try and snatch a woman’s purse.

The bus made a stop in Concepcion to pick up several passengers.

That’s when a man at the back of the line tried, twice, to grab the purse of a woman seated in the front row.

She had a good grip on the bag, foiling the bandit, who then tried to laugh it off as a prank.

But the driver wasn’t amused and shut the bus door on the man’s hand.

The driver then produced a baseball bat and began clubbing the suspect, while continuing to drive the bus.

After eight or nine whacks, the suspect was reduced to tears.

He was then let out of the bus, into the custody of waiting police.


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  • James McDonald

    Am I the only one who saw this as a ridiculous over-reaction on the part of the bus driver? He had him pinned. The kid wan’t going anywhere. He had no weapon. He could not reach anyone. The driver was able to call ahead to have the cops pick him up at the next stop. Yet he felt it was OK to just beat this kid senseless.
    If this had happened in the US, the driver would have, and should have, been arrested for assault and battery, a much worse offense than purse snatching.