Cellphone Thief caught by shopper-Source(Twitter)Cellphone Thief caught by shopper-Source(Twitter)

Unlucky Escape: Cellphone Thief Caught By A Hero Shopper In Cape Town

A cellphone thief attempted to steal a phone from a shopper in Spar Parow Valley in Cape Town, South Africa. The thief posed as a shopper and snatched the phone as customers walked around shopping.

One customer, who was getting a trolley, noticed the thief running toward the glass door and stretched out his left leg, tripping the thief, who fell to the ground.

Cellphone Thief caught by shopper-Source(Twitter)
Cellphone Thief caught by shopper-Source(Twitter)

The thief quickly got up and tried to escape through the glass entrance, but the security and a customer outside the supermarket had already closed it.

Hero Shopper Catches Cellphone Thief in Cape Town

The customer, who was later referred to as Rasta, punched the thief before other people helped to detain him. The video of the incident went viral on social media, and many South Africans were pleased with Rasta’s heroism.

Cellphone Thief caught by shopper-Source(Twitter)
Cellphone Thief caught by shopper-Source(Twitter)

Watch the video of the altercation and read people’s comments below:

Tweeps were overjoyed by the video of the Cape town shopper delivering a smooth tackle on the cellphone thief.

@Mtho2ko:

“Here’s a defender @KaizerChiefs. Don’t say I didn’t plug you.”

@MarumoMashigo:

“Time for the community to assist the police in policing themselves. They are the eyes and ears of the police. As long as it is done within the prescribed law, there is nothing wrong with citizens arrest..always be vigilant (sic).”

@BleasingsZA:

“Rasta must replace Van Damme. He got those Van Damme moves.”

@themba_tim:

“Yho, you can see that rasta is a community leader😂😂😂.”

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