Thieves paraded around an Indonesian island in a “walk of shame”
If someone gets caught stealing on the Gili Islands, Indonesia, he or she has to parade around the island with a cardboard sign around the neck, which reads: “I am thieve. Don’t do what I did …!!!”. Later on the person will get banned from the island and is not allowed to return for a few years.
The practice of parading those deemed to have committed crimes on the Gili Islands has gone on for many years and came out of an agreement between locals and police on the mainland.
Since the police do not have a permanent presence on the tiny islands of Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno or Gili Air, locals have their own rules for thieves.
Most of those paraded are locals, although some are foreign tourists who were drunk or stole purses as they had run out of money.