Recently a man in Charlotte North Carolina got much, much more than he bargained for while allegedly trying to kidnap a woman. The man tried to force a woman into his car and she escaped and ran into a nearby Karate Dojo pleading for help.
Below: Randall Ephraim the Dojo's head instructor.
A few seconds later a large man came through the door and when asked if he could be helped with something informed Randall he was there for the woman.
The dojo's head instructor, Randall Ephraim told CNN:
"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."
I asked the man to leave, but he stated he was not going anywhere.
"He then tried to force himself further into the dojo, aggressively pushing and swinging," the instructor 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."
The suspect also tried to assault police officers before he was arrested, WSOC a local affiliate for CNN reported. He was taken to the hospital with injuries.
We‘re ending the work week with quite a story.— Mark Barber (@MBarberWSOC9) January 4, 2019
A woman was nearly kidnapped in north Charlotte.
She broke free from the man and ran into a karate studio. He followed her but one of the karate instructors fought him off.
The suspect ended up on this stretcher. @wsoctv pic.twitter.com/2wHlDTMi4e