Mugger picks wrong guy to mess with
Mugger picks wrong guy to mess with, anthony miranda and residential burglary 2007, Ultimate Fighting Championship history, We’ve seen our fair share of bizarre mugging/robbery stories over the past month, but none have taught a lesson quite like this.Chicago police say that a 24 year old convicted criminal, Anthony Miranda, asked a man in a parked car for a lighter…than proceeded to point a gun in the man’s face and ordered him out of the car.
At some point, Miranda’s attention was diverted and the victim was able to grab control of the gun and the two wrestled.
During the fight, Miranda accidentally discharged his gun, shooting himself in the ankle.
What finally resulted was the photo above; Miranda got messed up by the man he was trying to mug. According to police the “victim” said he’s a martial arts expert and ultimate fighting champion, and that he was able to pin Miranda down until police arrived.
While that’s a line used by half the frat guys in Iowa, you can’t argue with the job the victim did on the man’s face. Police said they arrived to find Miranda with a face full of cuts and two black eyes. Clearly, whoever Miranda attacked knew what they were doing…
Miranda is being charged with armed robbery and aggravated discharge of a firearm, a Class X felony and is being held on $350,000 bond Sunday.
So is the lesson here to fight back when a man pulls a gun on you and pretend your Kick-Ass? Maybe, but that could end up almost costing you your life. If the victim is indeed a martial arts expert and certified bad-ass, it’s only because he has TRAINED for situations specifically like this above and has given himself the ability to fight back.
The mugger messed with the wrong dude and paid for it, but he easily could have gotten the best of someone who was pretending to be a hero, but hadn’t trained or been able to take care of themselves in such a situation.
Stories like this are a perfect example of why you should always have respect for yourself and stand up to conflict, but you should ALSO prepare yourself accordingly…be it doing some type of martial arts or self defense training.
The mugger got his ass beat in this case and is now the butt of the joke, but it’s only because he messed with the wrong man who knew what he was doing.