A pair of riding-in-tandem suspects did not expect a beat down after what they initially thought was an easy payday turned out to be their biggest mistake.
Security footage aired by GMA’s Quick Response Team program showed the snatchers grabbing the cellphone of a nurse on an undisclosed street in Sta. Mesa, Manila.
Little did they know that along their escape route, their victim’s mother was already waiting to intercept them since she saw the whole incident.
The mother, with outstretched arms a la patintero, blocked the path of the fleeing suspects and hurled herself towards them when they tried to outmaneuver her.
She was run over by the motorcycle but the suspects lost their balance, falling hard on the concrete before eventually making a run for it.
At this point, the victim and some bystanders chased and cornered one of the suspects and started beating him up.
The victim’s mother, who was seen grimacing in pain while holding her back as she stood up, reportedly joined in on the beating of the suspect.
Unfortunately, the other suspect was able to escape.
Meanwhile, the apprehended suspect who drove the motorcycle and snatched the victim’s phone is currently detained at the Manila Police District Station 8.