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If you’re going to rob a hotel, don’t do it when there’s a martial arts tournament in town

If you’re going to rob a hotel, don’t do it when there’s a martial arts tournament in town

There’s an old, ancient Chinese proverb that says: ‘Do your research before you steal, or else you will be an idiot caught on camera in Los Angeles.’ Yeah, I think a few of those words were lost in translation, but that’s relatively the meaning of all Eastern philosophy.

This week, some guy dressed exactly like a robber, attempted to remove money in a malicious way from a Los Angeles based hotel. He almost got away if it weren’t for the fact that most of the residents in the hotel were martial artists. Here’s an excerpt from the LAPD.

During the robbery, an elevator door opened, and two hotel guests who happened to be martial arts experts visiting Los Angeles from Oregon for a martial arts’ tournament heard the clerk’s cry for help and immediately took action. The pair grabbed the suspect who was holding a gun in his right hand. During the tussle with the suspect, the Good Samaritans repeatedly asked him to drop the gun and stop struggling. The pair was finally able to wrestle the gun from the suspect and took him to the ground with a leg sweep and then held him on the ground until Rampart Division officers arrived.

It’s a shame we didn’t see the fighters actually deck this guy in the face a couple times for good measure, but subduing him to let the police get him is good enough. Still, more people need to get punched in the face at an elevated rate. That’s my argument with the whole thing. Props to MiddleEasy reader ‘WiseUp’ for the find. Check out the video below.

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