Original URL: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/09/11/karate_school_blagger/

Colombian armed robber targets karate school

Not a very bright idea, as it turns out

By Lester Haines

Posted in Bootnotes, 11th September 2007 13:44 GMT

A Colombian armed robber evidently not au fait with martial arts is recovering in hospital after ill-advisedly targeting a karate school, Reuters reports.

The attempted blag took place in the nothwestern town Bucaramanga, and local police commander Colonel Julio Cesar Santoyo simply told Caracol radio: "An individual entered a martial arts school with a firearm but they managed to react, put their knowledge to use and disarmed him."

In "putting their knowledge" to use, the students apparently gave the ne'er-do-well a bit of a slapping, hence the need for medical attention. ®