WATCH: Woman immobilises robber with jiu-jitsu move

2018-11-19 14:13


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The scene was recorded by an onlooker in the Jorge Teixeira neighbourhood of Manaus, capital of the Brazilian state of Amazonas.

Local media reported that 22-year-old Sabrina Leite had been in front of her house when two men on a motorbike approached her.

She says that one of the men got off the bike and walked up to her before instructing her to give him her cellphone.

“I could sense that they didn’t have any weapons, they just arrived aggressively saying ‘pass the phone’.

“I saw they didn’t have weapons and that’s why I reacted. If they’d been armed I’d never have reacted.”

She reportedly threw her phone into her house and the suspect then reportedly got scared and tried to flee on the motorbike.

Leite says her neighbour was passing in his car and saw the man running to the motorbike so he drove into the suspect.

“My neighbour went after him in the car and reached him. Then I ran and immobilised him with a sleeper hold, I lay on the ground and put him in an arm lock.”

In the video Leite can be seen lying on the ground on top of the suspect whose arm is trapped in a lock between her legs.

She can be seen twisting the lock tighter, sending the suspected thief into screams of pain as onlookers stare.

Leite told local news outlets she learnt the arm lock through practising jiu-jitsu.

“I’ve been training for four years, I’m still a white belt. Ranking and belts don’t matter to me.”

She says she spent 20 minutes on the ground with the suspect until the police arrived. The suspect was arrested and will be in court for attempted robbery.

The other suspect is believed to have fled the scene.


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