A video posted on Facebook by Julan Brent Colina showing a Filipino man getting his ass beat has gone viral. Julian posted the video with the caption, “A snatcher was beaten up in Pedro Gil, his accomplice got away.” The video which was posted yesterday has over 800000 views and over 12000 comments as of this post. Most people who commented felt that the attackers had gone too far.
In the video, a group of men is seen pulling the thief out of a jeepney into the crowded streets of Manila. One says in Filipino, “You son of a bitch, get down from there,” reports Coconuts Manila.
They then proceed to punch him in the head as cars honk and people start to form around.
The thief tries to get away but the crowd of people blocks his way. The men grab him and start to punch away. The thief tries to get away again, but it’s too late, as more men decide to join in. Now he’s completely surrounded and the thief begs for mercy with the fear of God in his eyes. “Please have mercy!” the thief says in Filipino.
But no mercy was shown that day as the mob of men grew bigger and administered a thorough ass whooping.
They proceed to jump him for around ten more seconds punching and kicking him. The thief falls to the ground and the mob proceeds to stomp on him. Finally, the woman who was robbed says, “That’s enough, let him go. He only took spare change from me.” The group disperses leaving the man unconscious with a broken nose.
The full video is here. It’s pretty graphic especially the end where you see the unconscious man laying on the sidewalk with a small pool of blood next to him. The video has garnered a lot of reactions but most agree that the police should have been called and they believe the beating was excessive. While some thought the man got what he deserved and that a lesson was learned.
It must have been pretty scary to see the mob grow bigger and bigger with only one goal of beating you up. The whole time the thief had to be wondering where his partner in crime was. If there were two guys there the other guy could have taken at least half the ass whooping. So the lesson is don’t steal or at least try to find a better accomplice.
All photos courtesy of Julan Brent Colina on Facebook.