Holy paint job, Batman! Mexican police find robbery suspects tied to lamppost and their faces painted like the Joker by mysterious vigilante
- Suspects in northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas have their faces painted as the Joker after being caught by vigilantes
- A woman and a man robbed an elderly woman in the Tamaulipas town of Río Bravo on Friday, but were apprehended and tied to a light pole.
- Both suspects admitted in what appeared to be a police confession video that they were under the influence of drugs when they took the woman’s bag.
The Dark Knight may be patrolling the streets of northeastern Mexico after several attempted robbers were found tied to lampposts with their faces painted as the supervillain Joker – leaving many wondering who the mystery ‘Batman’ might be.
A man and woman who were caught stealing a female pedestrian’s wallet over the weekend in the town of Río Bravo showed off the DC Comic book villain’s clown paint.
Both suspects were forced to stand on either side of a light pole at a street intersection and tied up with duct tape in the border town across from Texas.
The male suspect, who was left shirtless and his pants cut to pieces, had the phrase “soy rata” or “I’m a thief” painted on his chest and “por rata” or “because he was a thief” on his chest. forehead written.
A man and woman, identified as Luz Magaly, had their faces painted as the Joker by a vigilante after they were caught for stealing an elderly woman’s wallet over the weekend in Tamaulipas, Mexico
The robbery suspects were spotted tied to a street lamppost
Four young men were caught by vigilantes and had their faces painted like the Joker after they were caught attempting to rob passengers aboard a bus in Río Bravo, a border town across from Texas
His female companion, who identified herself as Luz Magaly in a police video, had the same face paint and “por rata” written on her forehead.
Luz Magaly was able to free herself and helped her accomplice in an attempt to flee before the local police caught them.
‘I went after the woman. I took her wallet. It was easy. I took the wallet to flee,” the man said in a video of a police confession that was leaked on social media.
‘At the moment there is no work and no money. It was easy for me to do that,” he added. ‘I beg the woman’s forgiveness. I was out of my mind. I was under the influence of drugs. I’m very sorry. Please forgive me.’
Luz Magaly removes duct tape from her robbery accomplice after they were caught by vigilantes
Authorities in Tamaulipas, Mexico, interrogate a man allegedly involved in a robbery before having his face painted as the Joker as a form of punishment
In another incident over the weekend, four young men had their faces painted as the Joker after they were caught attempting to rob customers aboard a public transportation van in Río Bravo, Tamaulipas state.
The suspects had their hands tied with duct tape and were forced to march down a main street shirtless.
DailyMail.com reached out to the Tamaulipas Attorney General’s office for comment.