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.
Circula en #RedesSociales el momento en que un sujeto quedó ensartado en la reja de una casa, se presume que es un ladrón, quien cayó de un segundo piso, cuando pretendía robar. #Campeche.#ImágenesFuertes#Video 🎥👇🏽 pic.twitter.com/D1Z61RRSHn
— JORGE BECERRIL JB/8 (@MrElDiablo8) June 27, 2022
Campeche authorities haven’t commented on the case and the victim hasn’t been publicly identified.