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stjohnwayne
9/10/2007 2:16pm,
http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSGOR04946220070910

BOGOTA (Reuters) - A karate academy was not the best target for a robbery, a Colombian thief found when his attempt got the chop from practicing students, police said on Friday.
The robber was recovering in a hospital in Santander province north of Bogota after the martial artists used their combat skills and took away his gun.
"An individual entered a martial arts school with a firearm but they managed to react, put their knowledge to use and disarmed him," Santander police commander Col. Julio Cesar Santoyo told local Caracol radio.

AAAhmed46
9/11/2007 12:02am,
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070910/od_nm/colombia_robbery_odd_dc

BOGOTA (Reuters) - A karate academy was not the best target for a robbery, a Colombian thief found when his attempt got the chop from practicing students, police said on Friday.
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The robber was recovering in a hospital in Santander province north of Bogota after the martial artists used their combat skills and took away his gun.

"An individual entered a martial arts school with a firearm but they managed to react, put their knowledge to use and disarmed him," Santander police commander Col. Julio Cesar Santoyo told local Caracol radio.


http://www.brudirect.com/DailyInfo/News/Archive/Sept07/090907/wn03.htm


Karate school robbery leaves thief hospitalized

Bogota - A feckless stick-up man chose the wrong target when he was beaten and hospitalized in an attempted robbery of a karate school in Bucaramanga in northwestern Colombia, police said.

"The man entered the academy with a firearm, but could not intimidate the dozens of students, who fortunately reacted and disarmed him," said Colonel Julio Cesar Santoyo, police commander in the province of Santander.

Police arrived at the scene only to take the would-be robber to hospital for treatment of multiple contusions at the hands of the karate students.-- AFP


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So how did no one get shot? Really, how did no one not get shot?

valetudo21
9/11/2007 12:06am,
maybe the gun wasn't loaded? lol seriously some crazier things have happened

hapkido_keith
9/11/2007 12:10am,
So how did no one get shot? Really, how did no one not get shot?
My uneducated guess: probably good old fassioned suprise. People who brandish guns sometimes expect other people to do what they say because the gun has some kind of magic powers: people are just suposed to do what you say when you point a gun at them. When the karate students did NOT do what they were told, the gunman now faces the cold hard fact that he has to shoot someone or beat feet (assuming the gun was real and loaded). He hesitates, all it takes is one person to whack him in the head and the rest of them jump him. Checkmate.

X_plosion
9/11/2007 1:02am,
Good on the school and its students. I'm just glad no one got shot there.

Petter
9/11/2007 1:13am,
What could the guy do, really? Once one of the karate guys moved, and the others went "Holy ****! Gotta back him up!", the gunman probably had a choice between getting beaten up, disarmed, and arrested for attempted robbery, or shooting one or a couple of people, getting severely beaten by their very pissed-off friends, and then facing murder charges. I may be talking out of my ass, but it seems to me that with a single handgun against a roomful of people, the gun is only useful as a psychological tool. If they move en masse...

ΜΑΧΗΤΗΣ
9/11/2007 2:57am,
Still the karate guys(I was SO close to writing karate kids...*shudder*)could have chickened out,so bravo for their guts!

stjohnwayne
9/11/2007 6:17pm,
I posted this same story yesterday:

http://bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=59893

colonelpong2
9/11/2007 10:30pm,
I read something a couple of years ago about a guy with a bat who tried to car jack a minivan FULL of Judo black belts on their way to a tournament somewhere in australia.
Dont remember anything specific, but it was funny as ****.

From memory I read it in FHM, so it may well not actually have happened

Yrkoon9
9/11/2007 10:51pm,
The best story is about a guy attacking a man at a campsite with a hatchet. Hit him in the head from behind. Ended up picking the wrong guy. Was a Judoka. Who then killed him.