A young man who stole a mattress in Uganda has been forced to surrender and got his punishment almost immediately.
It was gathered that moments after the man stole the mattress, a big snake attacked him and rolled round his neck, thereby forcing him not to flee with the stolen item.
The incident was said to have happened early this morning in Kyenjojo district in the Western Region of Uganda.
The suspected thief had to raise an alarm as residents and neighbours gathered at the scene to see him on the ground with the snake round his neck.
As at the time of filing this report, the residents are trying to remove the snake from the man’s neck with the help of a native doctor.