Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Caught in the act, burglar falls and impales himself on fence

A disturbing video of a presumed burglar impaled on a spiked metal gate has appeared on social media.

A young man was apparently on the roof of a Campeche city home he planned to rob Sunday night when neighbors caught him in the act. According to an El Universal newspaper report, residents of the San José neighborhood shouted at the man and told him they had called police.

In his haste to escape, the alleged criminal lost his balance and fell onto a spiked gate separating the street from a carport. A video filmed by neighbors shows the man sprawled over the gate with his chest and/or abdomen apparently impaled on the spikes. The man can be heard screaming in pain, and what appears to be blood is visible in front of the gate.

A man who apparently filmed the grisly video suggested that firefighters would have to cut the burglar free from his painful predicament. Paramedics and firefighters arrived at the scene but couldn’t save the man’s life. El Universal cited an unconfirmed report that the man’s intestines were perforated.

In a video filmed by neighbors as they waited for paramedics, the alleged thief can be seen impaled on the garage gate. Some viewers may find this video disturbing.

Campeche authorities haven’t commented on the case and the victim hasn’t been publicly identified.

With reports from ADN 40 and El Universal 

The 'three amigos' at last year's leadership summit.

North American Leaders’ Summit to be held in CDMX in January: AMLO

Biden and Trudeau will travel to Mexico City in January for the North American Leaders Summit, AMLO said Friday.
Thursday's ruling means that people accused of homicide, rape, kidnapping, fuel theft, burglary and firearm offenses will continue to be jailed before trial.

Supreme Court upholds mandatory pre-trial detention except in financial crimes

The Supreme Court has ruled that current mandates for pre-trial detention are valid except in cases of alleged financial crimes.
Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum is a close ally of López Obrador, who has lauded her work as mayor.

AMLO declares he has ‘millions’ of friends, but no time to attend their life events

President López Obrador revealed Thursday that he's too busy to attend weddings, implying he might miss Claudia Sheinbaum's nuptials.