Thursday, December 04, 2008

What a great (true) story!
Score: Good guy, 1, Bad guy, 0

Oldest daughter came home today from her job as a Tae Kwon Do instructor with this amazing story, told by one of the students when he arrived at class this evening:

At about 4:30 this afternoon, the student was leaving the bank where he works (Bluemound and Calhoun area). As he walked toward his car he noticed a man get out of another car nearby and start to walk toward him.

Before he could reach his car, however, the man approached him, demanded, "Give me your money!", and pulled a knife out of his pocket.

"I don't want any trouble", said the TKD student, "so I'm going to reach in my pocket and get my money, OK?"

"Just give me your money!" said the robber.

The student pulled out his money clip and threw it on the ground. The robber reached down to get it, keeping his eyes on the student, and when his head was down about knee height, the student gave him a good heavy boot in the chin with a well-placed front kick.

The attacker groaned and grabbed his chin, at which point the student executed a perfect axe kick on the back of his neck.

That sent the robber sprawling to the ground; the student grabbed him by the arm, twisting it up behind his back, and then put his foot on the attacker's upper back.

By this time, people in the bank had seen what was going on and called the police.

The police showed up and, honest to goodness, said, "Thanks, we'll take it from here."

And get this: That Tae Kwon Do student, who defeated the bad guy and single-handedly brought him to justice, is 66 years old.


Dad29 said...


My wife works about 1 block from there, at the PickNSave.

A. Mulally said...

...he kicked me pretty hard. I was just seeing if he could spare cash...

Lori said...

Love it!

We had an incident here last summer where a very elderly man was at home while a thug broke into his house. He shot the burglar in the neck with a .22. The homeowner was blind!