Karate Instructor Leaves Woman's Attempted Kidnapper On A Stretcher After She Runs Into His Studio For Help

Randall Ephraim used his martial arts skills to save the day.

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| January 04 2019,

7:33 pm

A would-be kidnapper in North Carolina got Bruce Leroy’d when the woman he was trying to abduct ran into a nearby dojo asking for help.

CNN reports the failed kidnapper tried to force the woman into his car near the Charlotte, North Carolina dojo around 9 pm Thursday. Fortunately, she was able to get away, and ran into the karate studio, where the owner beat the failed kidnapper like he stole something.

The school, Bushiken Karate Charlotte Dojo, is led by head instructor Randall Ephraim, who told the publication he was cleaning up after a session when the woman came in asking for help, stating “someone was trying to harm her.”


He said he still had children being picked up by their parents, so he first attempted to defuse the situation verbally.

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

That’s when Ephraim said he decided to get “into action." The instructor engaged the man, using his mastery of karate to force him outside, away from the parents and his students.

“Once outside he attempted to attack again and was dealt with accordingly," Ephraim said.

The bloodied attacker, twice defeated by the instructor, was apparently violent towards responding officers as well, according to WSOC. The force used to subdue the man left him with a number of injuries; WSOC reporter Mark Barber took to Twitter to let everyone know that “the suspect ended up on [a] stretcher.” He is currently in custody. 

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