American tourist ties ‘bag thief’ to a signpost in Ireland and calls the authorities ahead and arrest him as stunned bystanders look on and laugh
- Thief tried to steal bag from the Florida tourist in a busy traditional in Dublin
- The American fought back and tied the person to a pole as onlookers laughed
- A witness said man take down the thief in the scuffle before calling the police
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A quick-thinking American tourist tied a thief to a pole in the pub after he tried to steal his bag in Dublin.
Photos show the thief restrained with a camping rope as shoppers walk past and laugh on a busy city-centre traditional.
Witnesses said the American – referred to as a large man with a Harley Davidson – was standing outside a shop once the thief tried to take his bag and phone.
Shame: Photos show the thief restrained with a camping rope as shoppers walk past and laugh on a busy city-centre high street
Embarrassing: The thief (left) swore along with his middle finger as he was led away by police following the man who tied him up phoned 999
A source told Dublin Live the tourist punched the thief in the scuffle before tying him up and calling the authorities.
He said: ‘The man approached him and tried to take his bag and phone but I’d say he regrets it now.’
Police said in a statement to MailOnline: ‘Gardaí tuesday at 6 waiting for you Street were called to an incident on Moore Street on.30pm.
‘The injured party had restrained a suspect who on arrival was handed to Gardaí.
‘A male in his 40s was arrested and conveyed to Store Street Garda Station where he remains in custody. Investigations are ongoing.’
A Gardai spokesman told MailOnline it had been legal for a victim to detain someone while looking forward to police.
Witnesses said the American – referred to as a large man with a Harley Davidson – was standing outside a shop once the thief (pictured) tried to take his bag
In May a video of a guy beating up a suspected burglar went viral after it had been shared online.
The footage seemed to show a suspected burglar being kicked and punched in the top after he was caught red-handed.
In the video, an enraged resident in Durham knocked the person to the bottom with an individual blow, kicked him in the top twice, and threw him from the property before delivering further blows then.
The suspected burglar pathetically mumbled ‘I’m sorry’ as he lay helpless at the man’s feet having an obvious wound to the trunk of his head.
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