It’s been a bad few days for criminals. Not only did a mugger in Germany get taken down by a blind judo champion, but an armed robber in Colombia found out the hard way that a karate academy is a lousy place to try and rob.
The thief discovered the flaw in his plans when the students at the academy didn’t take kindly to being robbed, police said on Friday.
The robber is now recovering in a hospital, in Santander province north of Bogota, after the martial artists used their combat skills on him 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.