LONDON: A Brazilian teenage robber was left sobbing and left begging for his ‘Daddy’ after attempting to attack a woman – unaware she was a martial arts champion.
A video went viral on social networking sites and video portals showing the sobbing robber, Wesley Sousa de Araujo, pleading for mercy as he struggles between Bastos’s leg in a triangle choke.
According to the Telegraph, , Araujo and his partner approached Bastos and another woman on a motorbike on a street in Acailandia, western Brazil and demanded their mobile phones.
Bastos, aged 23 and who has six professional MMA fights on her record, later told how she took Araujo to ground in a ‘rear-naked choke’ before locking him in a ‘triangle choke’ for 20 minutes until police arrived.
“One of the guys grabbed the mobile phone I was carrying,” said Bastos, talking to Brazil’s iG website.
“I could see that they were not armed so I knocked their motorbike down. I wasn’t afraid. I knew I could immobilise them.
“One of them managed to run away, so I got the motorbike driver with a ‘lion killer’ and held him in my legs for 20 minutes.”
The ‘lion killer’ is a choke hold in Brazilian jiu-jitsu where the attacker wraps his arm around his opponent’s neck, placing the crook of his elbow on his trachea.
When in Bastos’ leg custody, Araujo can be heard shouting: “Daddy, daddy, call the police, daddy. Help Jesus. I swear it was the first time I’ve ever done this. Help, Lord, somebody help me. Where’s my mum?”
Araujo was taken to the local police station, where he denied trying to rob the women, according to reports.
With the ever-increasing street crimes in Pakistan, such self-defence skills could come in handy for our people as well.
Watch the video here: