Good Samaritan Takes Down Purse-Snatching Thieves On Moped

Snatching somebody off a speeding moped can be dangerous, but at the same time, totally worth attempting if you’re willing and able to stop a crime.

This bystander apparently did not hesitate at all in tackling the thieves as they tried to get away on a moped.

The action starts off with the thieves hopping the curb and stealing a handbag from an unsuspecting woman. Luckily, the trailing car had a dashcam mounted on and caught not only the act itself, but also the bystander’s intervention.

According to the video’s description, the man couldn’t keep the thief down “due to to fear of being attacked,” which makes sense since trying to restrain the guy in any way would have probably been met with strong retaliation.

Still, here’s to hoping this whole thing wasn’t staged as a clickbait, so it can be our feel-good moment of the day.


  • Craig

    Good for him. That said… I find it interesting that people honk whenever they see something like this – or road rage or whatever. [I watch a lot of YouTube videos!] Is it to attract more witnesses? I don’t think I would ever honk. But maybe I should.

    • Finkployd

      Food for thought eh ?

    • pcurve

      I think it was done to create sense of urgency to chase away the thieves.

      • Craig

        Maybe. But by the time he started honking – the good Samaritan already caught one. The honking seemed to help the bad guy more than the good.

  • Christian


  • kachuks

    Does that guy have spidey sense?

  • UKpoliceSucks!

    The London police won’t give a toss…! Understaffed!
    …but make a politically incorrect gesture and they will be knocking at your door!

    Some drunk driver hit my neighbour’s parked car at 01:30 in the morning. I heard the bang and reported it. Police were just not interested.
    “You don’t have the registration number” – so his son found the car, after following a trail of debris and I reported the Registration number.
    “You did not SEE the accident take place” – well I jumped out of bed as soon as I heard the smash and saw the car concerned…!
    “Yes, but you didn’t see it..” – well, I do not stare out of the window at 01:30 in the morning waiting for a smash to happen!

    My neighbour is from Jamaica, BTW, and I am not…!

  • Shobin Drogan

    Guy in the car uselessaf. I know he doesn’t want to get involved and damage his car but at least move in to get a license plate number or follow the idiots.

    • LeStori

      The only way he would have been able to get their plate number would be if they crashed or he drove stupidly, putting others at risk.

      • Shobin Drogan

        They’re on a moped not an f22.

  • spambox

    Hoping it wasn’t clickbait?? Joking right?

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