Vigilante Duo Poses As Teens, Films Pedophile Encounter in Perth

KEY POINTS

  • The two men created a fake Grindr profile last week
  • They received more than 30 messages in five minutes, all asking for sexual encounters
  • The duo filmed the encounter and performed citizens’ arrest on the alleged pedophile

Although better left to the law enforcement agencies, the criminal justice system occasionally warrants the intervention of normal civilians to try and prevent crime. In one such instance, a duo from Armadale in Western Australia is earning accolades on social media after performing a citizen’s arrest on an alleged pedophile.

Better known as “Perth Pedo Hunters”, the two men filmed the tense encounter with a 61-year-old man, after luring him as a 14-year-old boy via Grindr app, 9news reported.

The Perth vigilantes filmed the complete confrontation with the perpetrator and performed a citizens’ arrest before reporting him to the police.

The police checked the alleged predator’s mobile phone and confirmed that

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