The Dark Knight may be patrolling the streets in northeastern Mexico after several attempted robbers were found tied up to lampposts with their faces painted like the supervillain Joker – leaving many to wonder who the mystery ‘Batman’ could be.
A man and a woman who were busted for stealing a female pedestrian’s purse over the weekend in the city of Río Bravo displayed the DC Comic book villain’s clown paint.
Both suspects were forced to stand on opposite sides of a light pole at a street intersection and tied with duct tape in the border city across from Texas.
The male suspect, who was left shirtless and had his pants cut into pieces, had the phrase ‘soy rata’ or ‘I am a thief’ painted over his chest and ‘por rata’ or ‘for being a thief’ inscribed over his forehead.
A man and a woman, identified as Luz Magaly, had their faces painted like the Joker by a vigilante after they were busted for stealing an elderly woman’s purse over the weekend in Tamaulipas, Mexico
The mugging suspects were spotted tied to a street light pole
Four young males were caught by vigilantes and had their faces painted like the Joker after they were caught attempting to rob passengers aboard a bus in Río Bravo, a border city across from Texas
His female companion, who identified herself as Luz Magaly in a police video, had the similar face paint job and ‘por rata’ written across her forehead.
Luz Magaly was able to free herself and helped her accomplice in an attempt to flee before the local police nabbed them.
‘I went after the woman. I took her purse. It was easy. I grabbed the purse to flee,’ the man said in a video of a police confession that was leaked on social media.
‘Right now there is no work and there is no money. It was easy for me to do that,’ he added. ‘I beg for the woman forgiveness. I was not right in the head. I was under the influence of drugs. I am very sorry. Please forgive me.’
Luz Magaly removes duct tape from her robbery accomplice after they were caught by vigilantes
Authorities in Tamaulipas, Mexico, question a man who was reportedly involved in a robbery before he had his face painted like the Joker as a form of punishment
In a separate incident over the weekend, four young males had their faces painted like the Joker after they were caught attempting to rob customers aboard a public transportation van in Río Bravo, located in the state of Tamaulipas.
The suspects had their hands bound with duct tape and were forced to march shirtless along a main avenue.
DailyMail.com reached out to the Tamaulipas State Attorney General’s Office for comment.