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[VIDEO] Man Tries To Kidnap Woman Inside Of A Black Karate Studio — Bad Idea

Man Tries To Kidnap Woman — Woman Runs Into Karate Studio — Man Left Out In A Stretcher

By: Eboni Walker

A man tries to kidnap a woman, and he gets a rude awakening when he runs into a black belt karate instructor.

WSOC-TV reported that a woman was being kidnapped outside of Bushiken Karate Charlotte Dojo on Thursday night.

The woman told police officials that the man, August Williams, 46, tried to force her into his vehicle. Somehow, she managed to escape from the man’s grip and run inside of the karate studio.

A class session was just letting out when the woman ran into the studio. A few students and teachers were still inside the studio of the time.

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According to the studio’s head instructor, Randall Ephraim, the woman ran inside of the studio saying someone was trying to hurt her.


“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,” Ephraim told CNN.
He said that once the woman came into the studio and explained the situation, the man entered the studio shortly after her.
“Shortly afterward, a big male entered the building,” he said. “Not knowing what he wanted, I assumed he was inquiring about classes.”
He continued: “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.”
Ephraim asked the man to leave after the woman repeatedly said she did not know the woman. The man then became aggressive and refused to leave the studio.
“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.”
Ephraim said that the man was very strong and seemed to be intoxicated.
“He was very strong – very, very strong,” he said. “He weighed at least 200 (pounds) and some change, under the influence — very strong powerful individual.”
Ephraim managed to get Williams out of the studio, where he became aggressive again.

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

The instructor was able to keep Williams down until the police arrived. Williams became even more aggressive toward police when they came on the scene.

“It’s a great thing the people in there were able to help defend her, extremely lucky that it was a karate studio and usually you don’t see a suspect act like this,” Capt. JD Thomas, with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, said.

Williams left the scene on a stretcher and transported to the local hospital with injuries.

He was taken to the hospital with injuries. There’s no word on his condition at this point.

Officials have been warning women to be aware of their surroundings because of the many kidnappings that have been occurring.

In October, two women were reportedly kidnapped in Bryan County. The women were driving in a pickup truck when an unmarked truck van with no windows followed closely behind them.

The women noticed the men following behind them shortly before passing them on the road and stopped in front of them. Two men then jumped out the vehicle and made their way to the women, with one of them carrying a pistol.

The man with the gun got into the backseat of the pickup truck and directed the driver to drive without any direction.

The woman drove until they ended up on a dirt road where both women were taken out of the pickup truck.

The passenger claims she was tied to the bumper of the pickup truck and burned with a lit cigarette when she screamed for help. Neither man was found after the incident was reported to the police.

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Source: CNN