An alleged burglar was chased down by residents in Extension 3, near Randburg, in Johannesburg, after three homes in the area were burgled, Westside Eldos reports.
He fled to Keurboom Street, where the homeowner’s dog started mauling him.
The man, known to residents as Abie Smith, bled profusely inside the homeowner’s backyard as residents bayed for his blood in the street.
He admitted to having a drug addition problem and begged residents for forgiveness.
The crowd gathered outside were intent on showing no mercy and were clearly fed up with the spate of burglaries in the area.
The police and emergency services were contacted, and the suspect was taken to hospital for treatment. Housebreaking charges have been laid against the suspect.
– Caxton News Service