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Man tricks smartphone thief into meeting him by pretending to be a pretty girl

By Mason White 7:40 AM June 20, 2014
The suspect on the floor 

By: Aarav Sen
A man got his stolen phone back after he pretended to be a pretty girl.

The man of South Africa, was robbed at gunpoint, and his smartphone was taken.

However, the thief made a stupid mistake. He used the phone to chat with people through WhatsApp. The victim and his friends came up with a plan to catch the thief.

They began chatting with the thief while pretending to be a girl, who is interested in having a relationship with him.

The “girl” arranged a meeting in Orlando Community Center in Soweto. However, when he came to meet the pretty girl, many residents were waiting.

As the man came to the community center, residents jumped him and taught him a lesson, which he will never forget.

The man demanded his phone back, but the thief denied stealing it. That made residents very angry.

Community members began searching him and after finding the phone in his possession they stripped him of his clothes. He begged for mercy, but his pleas fell on deaf ears.

The crowd beat him until he fainted. He was finally rescued by police and was taken to the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. Police spokesperson Captain Phephi Matlou, confirmed that the suspect was in the hospital under police guard.

The man faces charges of armed robbery. The suspect will appear in court when he is discharged from the hospital.