A video of an older man skillfully managing to tackle a younger man to the ground made its way around the Internet, going viral.
The younger man had allegedly stolen the older man’s handphone from a coffee shop. The elder man was said to be in his 50s, although his exact age is unconfirmed.
The video, posted on popular Facebook page All Singapore Stuff showed the 50-year old man managing to thwart the alleged thief’s repeated escape attempts and keeping him there until the police arrived.
The video was seven minutes long, and uploaded onto social media on Wednesday, October 30.
In the video, the handphone thief can be seen kneeling in front of the elder man, pleading and apologizing. The younger man even bows down to the uncle, as if asking to be let go despite his alleged theft. The man does not react at first, but when the alleged thief, dressed in a blue t-shirt gets up, he pushes the latter.
The young man then tries to run away. However, the uncle actually manages to tackle the thief to the ground and pins him there for a short while. However, the younger man still does not give up and attempts to escape again.
The elder man reacts quickly and grabs the thief from behind. Another man jumps in the helps to pin the thief against the elevator door.
At this point, a second man appears to help the uncle in pinning the young man against the lift door. At this point, the elder man whose phone was allegedly stolen scolds the young man in Hokkien. The two men hold him there until police officers arrive and handcuff the man.
It is unclear if the younger man did commit theft, but investigations are ongoing. /TISG