Rule #1 of kidnapping, don’t try to kidnap somebody in a karate school. That’s a good way to get your ass kicked.
According to CNN, a Charlotte-area man tried to force in way into a woman’s car when she escaped and fled on foot. The woman ducked into a nearby karate school, asking for help and her would be kidnapper followed her into the school.
“There were still some kids in the dojo being picked up by parents and a couple of adult students cleaning up when a young lady came through our doors and stated that someone was trying to harm her,” according to Randall Ephraim, head instructor at the Bushiken Karate Dojo.
“Shortly afterward, a big male entered the building,” he said. “Not knowing what he wanted, I assumed he was inquiring about classes.”
“I asked how I could assist him and he stated that he was there for the lady. She insisted that she did not know him and tried to kidnap her.”
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“I then went into action defending myself and got him out of the dojo. Once outside he attempted to attack again and was dealt with accordingly.”
He was taken to the hospital with injuries. There’s no word on his condition at this point.
Dealt. With. Accordingly. Boom.
First of all, props to sensei for putting the beatdown on this creep. I would expect nothing less. I know kidnappings happen, but you never really hear about it like this. Some freak chasing some woman down the street, like what the fuck kind of world are we living in? It sounds like the plot of a movie.
But also, is this guy the worst criminal ever? I’m no an expert, but I’m pretty sure you’re supposed to be pretty discreet when you commit a serious crime. Your initial plan got foiled, chalk it up to a loss and move on. Don’t continue the pursuit. But no, he walks into the office of a trained killer and says I’m here for the girl, earning himself a one way ticket to jail with a layover at the local hospital. Evil and stupid is a bad, bad combination.
Thankfully, nothing screams swift justice like a swift kick to the side of the head from a real-life Mr. Miyagi.