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Midnight Mania! Alleged kidnapper chases woman into karate studio, leaves on stretcher

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It has been a good few days for martial artists foiling would-be bad guys. UFC female fighter Polyana Viana beat the snot out of a would-be robber; a former UFC fighter, Denis Stojnic, beat up a nightclub thug who attempted to assault a woman; and a karate master ‘dealt with’ an attempted kidnapping so thoroughly, the man ended up in the hospital.

Instructor Randall Ephraim explains, via CNN and

“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,” he told CNN.

”Shortly afterward, a big male entered the building,” he said. “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.”

The man, who was under the influence, had reportedly attempted to grab the woman outside the Bushiken Karate Charlotte Dojo in north Charlotte, North Carolina. When the man refused to leave and got aggressive, Ephraim had to deal with him.

“He then tried to force himself further into the dojo, aggressively pushing and swinging,” Ephraim told CNN. “I then went into action defending myself and got him out of the dojo. Once outside he attempted to attack again and was dealt with accordingly.”

“He was very strong - very, very strong,” he told the local media. “He weighed at least 200 (pounds) and some change, under the influence - very strong powerful individual.”

He also said that the man “started smoking something.” Police say he was “definitely under the influence of some drugs.”

The suspect, August Williams, has been arrested several times in the past for drugs and assault. He was taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries before going to jail.


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