'Karate kid' saves dad from attackers

2013-02-04 08:28
(File)

(File) (Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Bloemfontein - A 15-year-old teenager saved his father from eight armed men who attacked them on their smallholding in Roodewal.

Mark Reynolds, who has a brown belt in karate, told Volksblad that he fought so hard that he broke some of his fingers.

“He is my hero. I would go to war with him,” said Gavin Reynolds of his son.

Mark fought off the eight drunken men almost single-handedly after the group came onto the property and started harassing his father’s workers and their children.  

“One of the men came to me and made racist remarks and slapped my dog. He pushed his finger in Mark’s face.

“Then Mark slapped him. The others jumped up and attacked us. Thank God he doesn’t have a black belt otherwise they would be dead.”

‘Moves I’ve never seen before’

Reynolds said the men were drunk and armed with sticks and knives.  

The men broke about four sticks on his son’s back and also hit him on the head with a steel pipe, causing a head wound.

When Reynolds ran away, he fell over the dog and the men started throwing rocks at him while he lying on the ground. His son came back with a gun and the men fled.

Reynolds said he would’ve been dead had it not been for his son. “He hit them so hard that his hand is gone. I would’ve been dead if it hadn’t been for him and his karate. He showed some moves that I have never seen before.”  ”

He said police who later arrived at the smallholding didn’t take statements from him and were more interested in one of the men who was bitten by the dog.

A police spokesperson said the incident would be investigated.

Read more on:    bloemfontein
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
61 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
SPONSORED CONTENT
SA road trips you’ll never forget

Fill the tank and head for the open road to see our beautiful country at your own pace.

/News
 

Must see! The most luxurious dog house!

This dog house comes with a treadmill and hot tub, you have to see it!

 
 

Luxury living

Exciting new luxury SUV arrives in SA!
WIN!
Ridiculous demands people with too much money make
8 of the priciest places to dock your yacht
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You are a high flier with idealistic and set standards. There is a tendency to be too idealistic or fixed on one way and this can...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.