When a petty pickpocket picked a pocket, she also picked a pack of punching peddlers in Battambang town on Saturday.
The 28-year-old was beaten to a pulp after setting her sights on her victim, who upon feeling her money being lifted from her pocket, shouted for help in the busy market.
Vendors came to her aid, administering a severe beating on the pickpocket. In her semi-concussed state, the suspect confessed to picking pockets regularly at the market, an admission that pleased the many vendors who said they had fallen victim to the woman’s light fingers. Deum Ampil