When a shop owner caught a woman shoplifting, she stripped the guilty woman naked to the waist.
The incident happened in Wenzhou in eastern China’s Zhejiang province and was caught on camera by a passerby.
Store owner Mei Hsueh, 39, later told police that she was simply handing out a punishment to 28-year-old shoplifter Yu Chung.
As Mirror reports, Mei first pulled off the shoplifter’s top; she then proceeded to wrench off her bra and bundle her into the street.
As a crowd gathered to watch the spectacle, the shoplifter fell to the floor and grabbed the storeowner’s legs as she begged for her to return her bra so that she could cover herself.
Mei said that by stripping the thief of her top layer of clothing, she managed to prevent her from running away.
“This thief was trying to steal my clothes so I took some of hers,” Mei added. “She’ll think twice before she does that again.”
Mei noted that her actions were “meant to be a warning to all those thieves out there to show them that not all shops are a pushover.”
Spokesman Chi Tuan said that “Yu has been charged with theft. No action is being taken against the shop owner.”
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