A botch mugging attempt left thief crying on the floor after surprising Jiu-jitsu move by the woman he’s robbing in Amazonas, Brazil.
- Botch robbery left thief in agony after a surprise martial arts move by his victim.
- Sabrina Leite, 22, performs jiu-jitsu move called sleeper hold on his attacker.
- Suspectt Magdeel da Silva, 18, was arrested after his victim made him screams in pain in failed holdup
22-year-old Sabrina Leite, was standing in front of her house when two men on a motorbike approached her and demanded her mobile phone.
However, Sabrina notice that the two robber didn’t have any weapon with them and quickly her phone into the house.
She said, “I could feel they didn’t have any [weapons], they just arrived saying ‘pass the phone’.
“I saw they didn’t have anything and that’s why I reacted. If they had been armed I would never have reacted.”
The suspect tried to run away but and fortunately, her neighbor was passing in his car and stopped to assist her.
Sabrina said, “He was running away, my neighbor went after him in the car and reached him. Then I ran and immobilized him with a sleeper hold, I lay on the ground and put him in an arm lock.”
She then twists the lock tighter, sending the suspected thief into screams of pain as onlookers look on.
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Sabrina learnt the arm lock through practicing jiu-jitsu for four years and it has serve her well as she spent 20 minutes pinning the suspect on the ground until the police arrived
She said, “It’s all a question of technique. I have been training for four years, I’m still a white belt. Ranking and belts don’t matter to me.”
The suspect was arrested and identified as Magdeel da Silva, 18, and will face court for attempted robbery while his companion is still at large.
The scene was recorded by an onlooker in the Jorge Teixeira neighborhood of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil.