Man tries to kidnap a woman, but she runs into a karate studio | Charlotte, NC

Photo Credit: Jjskarate
January 4, 2019
Article By: Carla Sinclair  
Source: BoingBoing

Charlotte, North Carolina - A man tried to push a woman into his car, but she got away and ran into a nearby karate studio. The would-be kidnapper chased her inside the dojo, and that's where he met his match. Or, rather, got his ass kicked.

The head sensei, Randall Ephraim, said he was cleaning up at 9pm Thursday night when a woman rushed in, begging for help.

Randall Ephraim told CNN
"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. Shortly afterward, a big male entered the building. 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."

That's when Sensei Ephraim asked the man to leave. When the man became more aggressive, Ephraim did what head sensei's do best – he made some moves and got the guy outside. 

"Once outside he attempted to attack again and was dealt with accordingly," Ephraim told CNN.

The man was arrested and taken away on a stretcher to a hospital for injuries.

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