MEXICO CITY – Officials say an unidentified man in Mexico City disarmed a thief trying to rob passengers aboard a bus, then shot him and another thief to death before fleeing.
The Mexico City prosecutor's office says the bodies of two men were found at the scene, as were two pistols — one of them a toy.
The office said Tuesday the two men had started robbing passengers at gunpoint when one passenger wrestled a gun away from one thief, shot him and then killed the accomplice.
The other thief may have been holding the toy pistol.
Some local media began calling the passenger "the anonymous avenger," or "Vengador Anonimo," the Spanish title for the 1974 Charles Bronson movie "Death Wish."