A crime all too popular now at crowded music festival is cell phone and personal property theft. Last year at Coachella, one man was caught with more than 100 stolen cell phones and other crime rings have reported at various festivals.
This year it would appear that fans have taken it upon themselves to nip the problem in the bud and take matters into their own hands. A video posted on Twitter by @djedgeofficial posed a video yesterday of what appears to be fans apprehending a cell phone thief before security and police personnel arrive.
Although we do not condone violence, its good to see crime get stamped out in its tracks.
The thief was caught with reportedly more than 50 phones and wallets. One of the attendees who apprehended the thief talked about the experience on the Coachella subreddit:
“So i just wanted to say i hope everyone got their belongings back, im no hero or anything, just a normal guy who wouldn’t want that to happen to me so i did what i hope anyone else would do and restrain the thief until the proper authorities got there. Love the support though from everyone truly makes me feel good for what i did. But yeah not expecting a gofund me or free tickets, just maybe a beer and a follow on IG! Lol and yes it was me i posted about it on my story last night. And yes he was detained for his crime! Stay safe and lets enjoy the last day of chella 2018! IG: deejayrivas”
Watched the dude get taken down pic.twitter.com/kHeLmOmP41
— JUSTIN /̶/̶/̶ EDGE (@djedgeofficial) April 22, 2018