Our world can sometimes show us mysteries that either surprise or shock us. The following are two such stories about mysterious retribution.
Thief meets retribution: dies half an hour after stealing a motorbike
Recently, a delivery driver reported a stolen motorbike to the police. Within 20 minutes of the phone call, a train ran over and killed a man in a nearby accident. The stolen delivery motorbike was found next to the dead man.
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The rider was run over and killed by a train in Taichung City, Dajia District in Taiwan. Police found the delivery bike next to him on the train tracks. Initially, the police thought the dead man was the owner of the delivery motorbike, perhaps thinking a fatal accident had occurred while he was on a delivery. After some investigation, it was discovered that the bike was owned by someone else.
The owner, 33-year-old Mao said, he had parked his motorbike in front of 243 Shuntian Road in Shun, Dajia District, that morning. A thief took advantage of the fact that Mao had left his keys in the bike, and decided to steal it.
In less than 20 minutes, a death was reported at a railway crossing at 1158 Lane, Sec. 1, Zhongshan. The same suspect who had stolen the motorbike was run over by a train, resulting in his death. The police speculate that the suspect may have also been guilty of trespassing, but the truth of that matter is yet to be clarified. Could the thief’s death be considered a coincidence, or retribution for his crime?
Man dies while attempting to conceal a murder
In May last year, in Edgefield County, South Carolina, a man was found dead, he was discovered to have committed a murder days earlier. Police received a report from a member of the public at the time that the man, 60-year-old Joseph McKinnon, had collapsed in the backyard of his home and appeared to be unconscious.
When police arrived at the scene, it was clear that Joseph had lost his vital signs and had no external injuries, so he had not been killed, but his expression before he died was extremely distorted, as if he was in great pain when he died.
As the police investigated the scene, they found something shocking. There was a hole in Joseph’s backyard that appeared to have been dug not long before. Within the pit was an eerie black rubbish bag that led the police to open it. Inside were the remains of a woman, thus uncovering a crime that Joseph had tried to conceal. The dead woman was identified as Joseph’s 65-year-old girlfriend, Patricia Dent. Joseph’s neighbors said they had seen Joseph digging a hole in his yard the day before.
An autopsy later revealed that Patricia had been strangled and Joseph had suffered a heart attack. The police concluded that Joseph had killed Patricia via strangulation. In an attempt to conceal his murder, during the dead of night, he wrapped her body in a rubbish bag and began to bury it. It looked like everything was ready for him to complete the burial, when Joseph met with swift retribution.
The police were amazed at the way this case unfolded. According to investigators, it appeared that Joseph collapsed as he was putting down the shovel and leaving, as the burial was about to become a murder that no one would ever know about. He then suffered a heart attack and died in great pain, exposing his misdeed to the public and causing the police to marvel at what they described as an untimely death.