Purse Snatchers on a Motorcycle Beaten by Angry Crowd

Wenzhou, China, May 19 2010

"Bold gangsters" riding a motorcycle snatched a pedestrian’s purse. When surrounded by Wenzhou’s city residents, the diabolical gangster brandished a 50 centimeter long blade, but no one flinched, throwing at them cardboard boxes, stools, and other “weapons” rushing forth.

In the midst of the struggle, there were several who were especially courageous, distinguished by chinese netizens hailing them “Broom Man”, “Stool Man”, and “Cardboard Box Man”.