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Two men tied to tree after picking coconuts without permission

By Mason White 1:33 PM June 18, 2017
The suspects tied to the tree
The suspects tied to the tree
By: Alexis Bell

Two men in Malaysia, were given street justice after they were found stealing coconuts from a tree.

Villagers in Sitiawan, tied the men to the coconut tree, using the suspects’ own rope.

A grocery store owner spotted the two men climbing the 16 foot tall tree, and alerted other villagers.

The incident unfolded at 10:30 a.m. Several villagers arrived and caught the two individuals removing coconuts from the tree that did not belong to them.

Former village head, 65-year-old Mohd Yaacob Hashim, said that after the men admitted to stealing the coconuts, they were both tied to the tree using the rope they had used to pluck the fruit.

Villagers found coconuts in the car that was being used by the two men. However, Hashim said that he was not sure if those coconuts were taken from the village or from somewhere else.

Hashim said that the two people were tied to the tree to teach them a lesson. One suspect was said to be in his 30s while the other is a teenager.

Mohd Yaacob said that the two suspects asked to be released and claimed that this was the first time they had done such a thing.

However, villagers decided to hand them over to police. “We did not beat them or hurt them, we waited for the police to arrive,” Hashim explained.