Most of us have daydreamed about exacting dramatic revenge on someone who horribly wronged us, how we would carry out the deed and exactly what it would entail.
Even if we don't have someone in our life we'd like to teach a lesson, most people have at one point read a news story about a violent criminal and fantasized about kick-starting karma.
Most of us haven't fulfilled any of these vigilante pipe dreams for a variety of reasons including the question of ethics and boundaries, the danger you put yourself in, and of course, the risk of getting arrested for taking the law into your own hands.
Because vigilante justice exists so rarely outside the pages of comic books and superhero movies, it can be cathartic to read real life stories of people who broke the law to better the world.
It's truly wild what humans are capable of: for better or worse.