Monday, September 10, 2007

Be Careful Who You Mug

I would never condone mugging, but if feel like you must mug someone make absolutely certain that the target is not a world-class martial arts enthusiast.

A blind judo expert astounded a mugger by pinning him to the ground after he tried to steal his cigarettes, police said on Monday.

The assailant, a 17-year-old man of Asian origin, spotted the 33-year-old, who police identified only as Emil E., at a train station in the southwestern town of Giessen and thought he would be easy prey, police spokesman Rolf Wellershausen said.

But what the attacker did not know, the spokesman said, was that his victim was a world-class blind judo wrestler.

The 17-year-old threatened the blind man, then punched him in the face, at which point the martial artist flipped him and held him down until police arrived.

The saddest part is that this judo expert is probably more athletic than most of my friends, and he could probably kick all of their asses. At the same time.

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