Another six naked men were found tied to poles in Puerto Vallarta a few minutes apart on Wednesday night, which had the letter “R” shaved in the back of their heads, suggesting they were being marked as thieves, reported the Municipal Police. These are added four found between the night of Monday and early Tuesday, with which there are already ten people in total found in the past several days.
The first report was received at 23:19 on Wednesday when people reported that at the intersection of Melchor Ocampo and Margarita Maza de Juárez, near the special children’s school of the Valentín Gómez Farías neighborhood, there was a man tied to a pole. “He is beaten, without clothes, totally naked, his face is not visible,” the report said.
Municipal police located the person, who said he was called Alejandro “N”, 25 years old. He was tied to a post and naked and with slaps on his buttocks.
Minutes later, at 23:25, another man was reported tied in Aguamarina and Diamante, in the colony Joyas del Pedregal. The person informed the police that his name was Juan Fernando “N”, 31 years old, a resident of the Loma Bonita neighborhood. He was also naked and beaten.
At 23:35 the PV-331 unit circulated through the streets of colony Coapinole, when on the way they located another man tied to another post and naked. Said to be called Alejandro “N”, 25 years old, who was called “El Quijadas”.
At 23:40 hours, officers from the PV-321 unit patrolled the bridge that divides the El Caloso and Emiliano Zapata colonies when they located another man tied hand and foot, who was naked. He pointed out that his name was Martin “N”, 47 years old, who lived in the Benito Juarez neighborhood and did not know what had happened to him.
He requested to be transferred to a medical unit due to severe beatings in the legs, buttocks, back and in addition to a head injury.
At 23:43 hours the PV-279 unit circulated in the El Progreso neighborhood when they found one more man, also naked and tied to a lamppost that showed severe injuries in the buttocks. Said to be called Gilberto, “N” of 27 years, neighbor of that same colony.
He said that on Wednesday he was taken from his home around 4:00 pm and he did not say anything else, he did not even want to report the injuries.
Finally, at 23:45 hours, patrolmen from the PV-294 unit found on the streets of Exiquio Corona and 21 de Marzo, in front of the 81st High School in the Bobadilla neighborhood, a sixth naked man, who was also tied up with a post and with abrasions on the buttocks. The person was called Jorge Alejandro “N”, 18 years old, who lived in the Bosques del Progreso. He was transferred to the Public Ministry to give his statement.