Man's Bike Stolen in Rio De Janeiro While He Was Riding It

A man was assaulted in Rio de Janeiro’s Flamengo Park on May 21, while riding his bike. A group of youths knocked Pedro Málaga from his bicycle and stole it in broad daylight. Security officials have been accused of ignoring escalating crime in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the World Cup.

In response to robberies in the region, residents in Flamengo have taken to policing their neighborhood, according to local reports. A group of ‘vigilantes’ recently punished a man accused of being a thief, by fastening him to a pole by his neck using a bicycle lock. Credit: Pedro Málaga