Monday, September 10, 2007
I love it when some punk gets his -- especially when it happens like this!
A street robber in Germany didn't know what had hit him when he tried to mug a blind man. He had made the mistake of choosing a world judo champion as his victim.Hah! Action, humor, and justice! The only thing missing was the blind man making a crack like, "I'm too old for this *^%#" as he dusted off his hands.
A brutal mugger who punched a blind man in the face to steal his carton of cigarettes got a nasty shock when he found he was dealing with a former world champion in judo for the visually impaired.
"The blind Judoka used some expert moves to wrestle the robber to the ground and pinned him down while he shouted for help," police in the city of Marburg said in a statement. A passerby called the police, who then arrested the 17-year-old mugger.
The teenager had threatened the 33-year-old blind man near the train station in Marburg. The champion had to be treated for a bloody nose following the incident. [bold added]
On a serious note, though, consider for a moment the bravery and presence of mind shown by that blind man.
And for that matter, let's hope that the stupid kid takes a lesson from him on the value of discipline and hard work.