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There's and old saying that crime doesn't pay and it's right. A lot of the time you'll get caught and end up in the nick, or - if you're really bad at it - you might just end up getting your head kicked in as well.
One criminal managed to learn the error of his ways pretty damn quickly the other day after he tried to break into a martial arts school. Take a look for yourself.
I mean, this guy doesn't seem like a master criminal to start with. First up, he was recorded on CCTV cameras the whole way through. This is not great news for any budding burglar, but great news for us as they managed to capture the moment he ran into the martial arts academy's instructor.
Yes, after forcing his way into the school by breaking the lock on the outside gate, he proceeded to root around trying to find things to pinch.
It was during this search that he encountered Pastor Valencia, a black belt teacher who arrived on the scene in spectacular fashion wearing his sparring gear.
Before the intruder knew what was happening to him he'd been knocked to the floor with a brutal kick.
Valencia then chased the trespassing man out of the academy, shouting at him as he went. He also landed a few more kicks, just for good measure.
After the incident he accepted that whilst he could have beaten the living daylights out of the guy it wouldn't have been right for him to do so because of his training.
He told the local media: "You cannot hurt someone too much when you are well-trained, because if you keep hitting them when they are already beaten, you will encounter legal problems and even go to prison."
He also seemed to have a good idea of the identity of the would-be thief, although he admitted having never seen him before.
He continued: "He is the same person known to have robbed several premises in the area.
"We have asked local authorities to keep an eye out for this person."
The best lesson that you could learn from this is not to take the risk of trying to rob anywhere. Stealing is a filthy habit.
Even if you can't quite live up to that promise, at least try to select the venue for your burglary with a bit of care.
If you try to steal from a martial arts academy and end up getting your arse kicked, you definitely deserve it.
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