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.