Thursday, May 03, 2007

Rope and duct tape are more traditional

Getting robbed in your own home is bad enough, but this is ridiculous, not to mention really, really mean:
A gang stripped a South African man before supergluing him to an exercise bicycle while they ransacked his house, according to a report Thursday.

SAPA news agency said the attackers, dressed in suits, hijacked a man in his 50s and forced him at gunpoint to take them to his home in Johannesburg.

"The victim was then forced to strip, after which he was superglued to the seat of an exercise bicycle, his hands were superglued, as were his feet and then his mouth was superglued shut," SAPA quoted Mark Stokoe, a spokesman for emergency services Netcare 911, as saying.

The man was rescued about three hours later when his partner arrived home, SAPA said.
The article doesn't mention how they eventually got the guy off of the exercise bike, but I'd imagine it was most unpleasant.

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