Some things should just be common sense. You should never try to kidnap a woman. But, if you do and she runs into a Karate dojo, it might not be a wise thing to follow her.
The suspect, identified as August Williams, 46, learned that lesson the hard way. When he ran into the dojo in pursuit of the woman, he came upon the dojo’s head instructor, Randall Ephraim.
He tried to push his way past Ephraim but that didn’t work out so well for him. Ephraim said Williams began swinging and he went into action against him and then took him outside. Williams didn’t catch on the first time and tried to attack Ephraim again.
He was stopped dead in his tracks and then the police arrived and Williams tried to attack them too. Now, he is in jail awaiting trial.
At that point, the dojo’s head instructor, Randall Ephraim, entered the story when he saw the man entering his shop.
After the woman entered in a state of alarm, the “big man entered the building,” Ephraim told the media.
“Not knowing what he wanted, I assumed he was inquiring about classes,” Ephraim said. “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.”
The karate master then told the man to leave. But the intruder became belligerent.
The instructor was not having any of it.
“He then tried to force himself further into the dojo, aggressively pushing and swinging,” Ephraim 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.”
“He was very strong – very, very strong,” Ephraim added. “He weighed at least 200 (pounds) and some change, under the influence — very strong powerful individual.”