A young man, probably not older than in his mid teens, was caught stealing and received exactly the treatment they often administer to punks for thievery in Brazil. It’s like watching a group of piranhas – they circle around, paying little attention to fresh meat in their proximity, but it only takes one to get that first nibble and start the frenzy of sheer chaos from which it’s almost impossible to escape.
The mob of flip flop wearers was slow to get the beating underway, but as soon as it was started, there was no stopping the inevitable. I’m pretty sure the kid learned his lesson – at least for a while. Hopefully the memory of the street justice will be stronger than his next temptation to take for himself what somebody else worked to obtain. He could lose his pointer if he doesn’t quit it.