Man Robs Hotel Full of Mixed Martial Arts Fighters

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Who’d win in a fight: A criminal with a gun and a bag full o’ money, or a UFC Mixed Martial Arts champion?

Well, you no longer have to imagine this kind of fight; earlier this month, a man tried to rob a hotel at gunpoint. During his attempt, two martial arts experts happened to walk out of the elevator…

According to the Los Angeles Police report:

Rampart Division officers responded to a radio call of an “Assault suspect armed with a gun” at a hotel located in the 300 block of  N. Vermont Avenue. When the officer’s arrived, they saw a man on the ground being held by two citizens.  

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Shortly before police arrived, the desk clerk at a local hotel took notice of a man with a back-pack walk into the lobby and began to suspiciously look around. He asked the clerk about the price of a room, and then pointed a gun at him and demanded money. 

The suspect walked around the counter where the clerk stood and told him to open the cash register.  The clerk, fearing he was going to be shot, opened the register and gave the suspect money. 

During the robbery, an elevator door opened, and two hotel guests who happened to be martial arts experts visiting Los Angeles from Oregon for a martial arts’ tournament heard the clerk’s cry for help and immediately took action.

The pair grabbed the suspect who was holding a gun in his right hand.  During the tussle with the suspect, the Good Samaritans repeatedly asked him to drop the gun and stop struggling.

The pair was finally able to wrestle the gun from the suspect and took him to the ground with a leg sweep and then held him on the ground until Rampart Division officers arrived.

[Source: LAPD]

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