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Robber Falls Asleep While Holding Man Hostage

Posted by Rob on Sunday, 7 March, 2010

A machete-wielding robber held a 61-year-old Birmingham homeowner hostage for seven hours in a home invasion, until he eventually grew tired and allowed the victim to escape.

After threatening the man with a machete and hammer, the robber told the victim he would “slice him open” if he didn’t hand over all of his cash. For some reason the robber then stuck around awhile, holding the man hostage.

Jason VoorheesEventually the robber wandered into the victim’s bedroom. In Goldilocks fashion, the bed ended up being just right. The 24-year-old robber crashed on the mattress and fell asleep.

The victim was then able to sneak out of the house and flee to his neighbor’s home where he called the police. The burglar was arrested and charged with aggravated burglary and false imprisonment.

I think Jason Voorhees would turn over in his grave to hear about this disrespect of a machete crime. But I suppose he would even get bored after messing around for 7 hours…

Be Safe, Be Prepared.

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You Got Beat Up by a Girl!

Posted by Rob on Monday, 17 March, 2008

A “stocky” woman in her 20s broke a man’s leg in the UK
the other day by throwing him to the ground with a
martial arts judo throw.

The 22-year-old victim suffered a dislocated ankle and
spiral fracture to two bones in his leg after an alleged
unprovoked attack just before 2 AM on March 2nd. He is
now recovering at home after surgery on his leg, and
nursing a severely damaged ego after being beat up by
a girl.

Although this was a rare case of a guy getting roughed
up by a girl, (rare because most manly men would choose
not report this publicly), It goes to show women are not
always the inferior race and are able to defend
themselves when necessary if trained how to.

Whether with pepper spray, a stun gun, or some martial
arts moves learned in a self-defense class or on an
instructional DVD, leveling the playing field and
fighting back might just be enough to prevent being
a victim.

Perhaps that British gentleman in Taunton might want to
brush up on his self defence skills himself. Or maybe
next time he should at least tell his friends he was
beat up by 3 big guys in a dark alley, not “a stocky,
dark haired woman in her 20s…”

It may take quite some time for him live this one down.

It would be nice to believe that nothing will happen to
you, but the reality of it is that an ounce of protection
could be worth more than a pound of cure. What is Worth
Protection to you? Your belongings? Your family? Your
personal well-being?

Yours in safety,

Rob Cook

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