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2 teenagers stripped and almost set on fire with tires around their necks

By Mason White 6:02 PM May 25, 2015
The teens necklaced 

By: Tanya Malhotra
Police were able to rescue two teenagers before they were set and fire and burned alive.

The two teenagers in South Africa, are lucky to be alive after police saved them from necklacing.

Necklacing is the practice of execution by torture, which is carried out by forcing a rubber tire filled with gasoline, around a victim.

Residents of Dobsonville, were angry after allegedly catching the teens with stolen items from a home, which was recently burglarized.

The police arrived while residents were waiting for someone to bring gasoline to burn the two thieves.

Residents said that they were sick of thugs breaking into homes and cars.

The teens were allegedly caught on Thursday, with bags that they supposedly used to cover the loot they stole.

The teens were accused of hiding the stolen electronics and household items in bushes before they came to retrieve them.

Angry residents vowed to take matters into their own hands to stop the robberies.