At least 11 cases have been reported of people completely stripped naked and tied to lamp posts. They all have the letter ‘R’ shaved on the back of their heads. This is happening in the Mexican resort city of Purto Vallarta.
So far, no one knows who orchestrated these attacks and why as the victims all refuse to talk.
Police in the Mexican city began receiving reports about naked men being tied to lamp posts in different areas of Puerto Vallarta last Monday. Between 9:26 PM on Monday, and 1:29 AM on Tuesday, four men were discovered in similar circumstances.
Authorities announced that investigation had begun, but then quickly realized later that the four reported cases were only the beginning.
More reports of naked men tied to lamp posts around Puerto Vallarta started to surge in on Wednesday, September 26, and by 11:19 PM and 11:45 PM, six more people were discovered in similar conditions as the four found on the previous two days.
They were all completely naked, with bruised buttocks and an ‘R’ shaved on the back of the head, and they were all tied to lamp posts.
The victims have resumed to cooperate with law enforcement. Only one man spoke up. He claimed to have been taken from his home by people he didn’t know, taken to a farm and beaten.
They either didn’t want to reveal the names of the people who had done this to them, or said that they didn’t remember anything, and one of them actually ran off as soon as he was freed.
Without much information as to why these men were punished like this, police and local media could only speculate. One of such would be that these men were suspected thieves and that they were punished by local vigilantes tired of police failing to do their jobs.