In the skies above Uganda, passengers on a flight from Entebbe to Nairobi were in for a shock when a Chinese man was caught red-handed pickpocketing sleeping passengers. The incident quickly escalated into a shocking display of mob justice that has left many reeling.
Eyewitnesses report that the Chinese man, whose identity has not been released, was caught in the act of stealing money and other valuables from sleeping passengers. Furious passengers quickly confronted the man and demanded that he return the stolen items.
But the situation quickly spiraled out of control when angry passengers began to physically assault the man. They punched and kicked him, dragging him up and down the aisle of the plane as he begged for mercy.
The chaos on board the flight continued for several minutes until flight attendants were finally able to intervene and restrain the Chinese man. By that time, he had sustained multiple injuries and was in need of medical attention.
When the flight landed, local authorities were waiting to take the Chinese man into custody. He was treated for his injuries before being transferred to a nearby police station.
Twitter was lit with all manner of replies to a post on this some being comical while others pointing out to the safety concerns. Below is the tweet and video.