A woman thief was stripped after being caught of stealing an iPhone from an apparel shop at a shopping mall in Yongkang City, Zhejiang Province on April 24.
According to the shop owner, when she and her friend (who stopped by her shop that day) were busy serving the customers, a 20-something woman thief walked away a black iPhone that the shop owner’s friend put aside on a table.
When they realized the phone was stolen, they stormed out the shop to chase the thief immediately, who attempted to run away from them.
Thanks to the help from nearby shop owners, the woman was finally caught. But unexpectedly, a crowd of shop owners rushed up to the woman, and started cutting her hair and clothes until she was almost naked from the waist up, even though the woman kept begging that she was pregnant and had financial difficulties.
The local police were later called in and took away the woman.
But masses of web users online denounced the shop owners’ act to abuse the woman thief.