CHICAGO (CBS) — Video shows a Good Samaritan stepping in to help a store clerk during an attack on the city’s North Side last week.
As CBS 2’s Jermont Terry reported Monday night, what the attacker didn’t know was that the Good Samaritan also happens to be a jiujitsu trainer.
At 10:15 p.m. Thursday, June 16, police said the suspected thief entered the 7-Eleven and proceeded to take food items and try to walk off without paying. The 19-year-old store clerk did not approach the thief at the time, police said.
But the same man entered the 7-Eleven again soon afterward and was asked to leave – at which point he punched the clerk, police said.
Soon afterward, Redzovic had him in a jiujitsu “gift hold.”
“Hey homie, let me go,” the man is heard saying.
“No,” Redzovic tells him. “You swung at those dudes.”
Despite the rapid takedown and hold, Redzovic never injured or hurt the man. He stayed holding onto the suspected thief until police arrived 13 minutes later.
It is a good thing the good Samaritan was in good shape and had the knowledge to control the critter. I know I could have not (Probably would not have intervened either) and probably most of you either. Not because cowardice, but common sense: There is a gun already present, and crap can go sideways if we go MMA.
But what I see happening in the future if these delays keep happening is that either the bad actor will be let go unharmed or with a nice reminder never to come back and screw again with this location and people.
I seem to recall from some book where a bad guy was sliced three time across the gluteus zone for some non-deadly offense and sent on his merry way. Those are wound that are a bitch to heal and constantly remind you they are there.