Brazilian teen has ‘I am a thief’ tattooed on forehead after being caught stealing bike

BRAZIL (WCMH) — A Brazilian man and his accomplice have been arrested after they tattooed a teenager’s forehead with “I am a thief and a loser” after catching him stealing a bike.

According to CNN, the incident was caught on cellphone and published to social media which led authorities to arrest the man, who is a tattoo artist.

Both men were detained Friday and charged with torture.

The men told local media that they wanted to teach the teen a lesson, and that the teen confessed to the crime because he needed drugs.

An internet fundraiser has been started to help the teen pay to have the tattoo removed. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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