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Suspected thieves are paraded naked around Mexico town wearing signs saying...


Residents in the southeastern Mexico state of Tabasco took matters into their own hands after they busted two men they accused of stealing.

The suspects were apprehend by a group of neighbors after they were spotted trying to steal a motorcycle in the municipality of Cunduacán on Tuesday.

Instead of calling the police, the group stripped the men naked and forced them to walk barefooted down a street in the Tierra y Libertad village.

One of the suspects was seen in a video carrying a sign wrapped around covering his chest and genitals and walking with a sign that read, 'This happened to me for stealing.'

The alleged perp approached a motorist who told him, 'This happened because you were stealing.'

A second video showed the suspect and his naked accomplice walking together along the side of street.

Residents told El Heraldo de Tabasco newspaper that they stripped the suspects naked to as a warning to other criminals.

'We want this to serve as a lesson, so that they know that in Tierra y Libertad we will not tolerate more thefts,' a local said on condition of anonymity.

The suspects were eventually turned over to the Cunduacán Municipal Police, who placed them under arrest.