Wednesday 16 June 2021

Dexterity of Costa Rica’s “Tragateles” Goes Viral In Latin America News

The daily Spanish language newspaper, La Teja, offers up a sketch of how the "tragatele" does her thing.
The daily Spanish language newspaper, La Teja, offers up a sketch of how the “tragateles” does her thing.

QCOSTARICA – While authorities in Costa Rica wait on information to identify the woman caught on a security camera stealing a flat screen in a Guapiles store, by placing it between her legs and walking out the store, the 13 second video has gone viral around Latin America.

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On YouTube, the video has (as of this afternoon Wednesday) more than 585.000 views.

Beyond the crime, the video has caught the attention of the media in Latin America – and perhaps beyond – of the “skill” in which the woman grabbed the flat screen and walked away within seconds.

The Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) – Costa Rica Judicial agents, released the video on the hopes of information leading to the identity and whereabouts of the woman.

A local Spanish language newspaper, La Teja, is calling the woman “tragateles” (swallower of televisions, the best translation we can offer).

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Image captured by store security camera
Images captured by store security camera

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