When they had finally got rid of all of the tea they realized that Captain'O Conner was taking the tea for himself. A man told the captain and he was ordered to seize the man. They tried to catch the man by grabbing his skirt but his skirt ripped. The man started running away.
The Man ran through a crowd that was in two lines. Everyone in the crowd would kick him and hit him. Once they caught him they ripped his clothes off and covered him in mud. This was not the only person that tried to steal though.
One more person tried to keep tea for themselves. He put some tea in his pocket and somebody noticed. The men threw him into the water. They spared him of more punishment, because of his advanced age.