Would-Be Kidnapper Chases Victim Into Karate Dojo, Leaves On Stretcher

A foolish would-be kidnapper got what he deserved when he pursued his victim into a karate studio in Charlotte.

Charlotte, NC – A would-be kidnapper got what he deserved after he pursued a victim into a karate studio on Thursday night.

Police said a man tried to snatch a woman and force her into his car at about 9 p.m. on Jan. 3 on Statesville Avenue, WSOC reported.

The woman ran and escaped into the nearby Bushiken Karate Charlotte Dojo.

"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," the studio’s head instructor, Randall Ephraim, told CNN.

Ephraim said a big man followed the woman into the studio, and he assumed the man was there to inquire about classes. But he wasn’t.

"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,” he told CNN.

The head instructor asked the man to leave the karate studio, but he refused.

"He then tried to force himself further into the dojo, aggressively pushing and swinging," Ephraim said. "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."

Police responded to the studio and took the suspect into custody.

The would-be kidnapper also tried to assault the police officers as they were arresting him, according to WSOC.

The suspect was injured during his altercations with the karate instructor and the officers, so he was transported to the hospital on a stretcher.

No information on his condition was available.

Police have no yet released the name of the suspect, nor that of his victim, and were continuing to investigate on Friday morning.

Comments (20)
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ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

The stupid is really strong in this one. Do you think his chest size might be higher than his IQ? I'm going to be laughing all day on this one!

thugjager
thugjager

you can't make this stuff up.........outstanding!

Officer Cynical
Officer Cynical

Later, the suspect barged into a kindergarten class and tried to steal some blocks, and was injured while being physically removed by the students. Outside the suspect was heard to say, "Damn, I guess I'll go stomp on some ants or something."

NM18
NM18

awesome!!

LEO0301
LEO0301

This is one story I wish had video of the encounter.

MrsS
MrsS

Love it! So glad she didn’t run into a nail salon!

jim1953
jim1953

Stupid is as stupid does

kc8iqw
kc8iqw

Best quote of the day, "Once outside he attempted to attack again and was dealt with accordingly"

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

You just can't fix stupid, It's amazing they survive day to day life isn't it?

JBo
JBo

Let's see...run into a karate studio while trying to kidnap a woman and square off against the head instructor. What could go wrong? If that wasn't enough humiliation, square off against responding officers. Again, what could go wrong? This guy is a slow learner.

Enough already
Enough already

Karate or no karate this man could probably knock anyone into the next room without really trying. He deserves a medal. 🎖

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

I am a firm believer in "stupid should hurt" . This is a prime example of that. Good job Sir. You deserve a medal , not just for saving the young lady, but being a proper example of the ideaology behind martial arts.

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

Stupid is as stupid does and in this case stupid got what stupid deserved.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Yes, but here is the part of the story they left out ...... ..just before the kidnapper ran into the Karate Dojo he chased the woman into a Gay bar and squared off against the owner while trying to kidnap the woman. What could go wrong? and the owner then told him " YOUR SUCH A BRUTE"!! and proceeded to then bitch slap him till Sunday..If that wasn't enough and didn't teach him a lesson, he then squared off against the Karate instructor and the responding Police officers.

I mean how much humiliation can one kidnapper take in just one kidnapping?

Danimal9752
Danimal9752

"Once outside he attempted to attack again and was dealt with accordingly."

LOLOLOLOL

EddieK
EddieK

He should've gotten a continued beating inside the dojo the second he became aggressive. He should've left the dojo on a stretcher. School is in session, his pupils should've seen how aggressive you can and should be when defending yourself, and another while inside your own space. After all, he was asked leave, and the woman claimed she did not know the man and did not want to leave with him.

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

First rule of Karate Daniel San...... make sure yo’ ass know how to fight!!! Otherwise don’t ack like it you bitch!!!!! Hahahahaha *bow. and, Daniel San, always look eye......