A woman caught shoplifting was punished by being forced to strip in public. The story, accompanied by photos of the half-naked woman crying, has divided netizens in a debate over the appropriateness of such punishment.
13:40 so Nov 11, in a clothes store of Wenling City, Zhejiang Province, a customer left his bag in the store while trying on clothes in dressing room, then a 40-year-old woman put his hand into the bag to steal, but did not succeed and the theft was found by customers.
The women theift grabbed the bag and ran, but were immediately surrounded by angry customers, in the process of ripping women’s top clothes were all pulled down. “That woman stood there with upper body naked, many people gathered around, women tried to put hands over her chest and cried on the spot.”
Netizens have different views. Some think it is wrong to steal, but everyone has his own interests, pulling down the thief’s clothes has gone too far, but some insist that the thief deserves a harsh punishment.
Early this year, a similar thing had happened in Zhejiang Province. A woman thief was caught red-handed in the city of Taizhou, in east China’s Zhejiang Province. Instead of calling the police right away, people at the scene ripped off her top shirt and bra, wrote “I am thief” on her back with a marker, and physically assaulted her.