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Lady pins thief who tried robbing her to the ground till police arrived (photos)

A lady who was almost robbed by a thief, ended up pinning him to the ground in an arm lock, drawing out screams and held him for 20 minutes until police arrived.

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The female jiu-jitsu expert identified as Sabrina Leite, was reportedly in front of her house when two men on a motorbike came up to her. One of the 18-year-old robbers, reportedly walked up to the lady and told her to give him her mobile phone in the incident which occurred in Jorge Teixeira neighbourhood of Manaus, in Brazil.

“I could feel that they didn’t have anything (weapons), they just arrived scarily saying ‘pass the phone’. I saw they didn’t have anything and that’s why I reacted. If they had been armed I would never have reacted.”

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The 22-year-old lady reportedly threw her phone into her house, and the suspect then reportedly got scared and tried to flee on the motorbike. However a neighbour drove into the suspect with his car.

She said: “He was running away. 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.”

She told local news outlet G1 she learnt the arm lock through practising jiu-jitsu.

She added: “It’s all a question of technique. I have been training for four years, I’m still a white belt. Ranking and belts don’t matter to me.”

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The thief who was arrested and will be charged to court for attempted robbery, spent 20 minutes on the ground after he was pinned down by the lady until the police arrived.

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139 Comments

  1. That’s good, women should learn defence mechanisms to protect the self from incidents like this including rape.

  2. this is it,a strong lady,she can defend herself already,alot of girls can’t do this,instead they will scream till there voice breaks.

  3. Bravo!!!! This is it!!! The lady has guts mean hahahaha, he met his Waterloo that day petty thief, he will pay for his crime.

  4. That’s very brave of her… I love her courage, next time anyone trying to rob her will not try coming close

  5. it’s good that ladies should learn the act of defence.. had it mean she didn’t have any defence skill.. they could have collected the phone from her while she will remain screaming ND crying… thou she is brave.. imagine her pinning down a guy for 20minutes!!

  6. Super you. It’s quite good to have some defensive skill. That thief should be given the beating of his life.

  7. She was brave to have applied such a skill to hold down the thief for that long. It’s a good thing to learn personal protective measures.

  8. Funny, she is not a juu girl that’s good for thief next time if he wants to attack Will no the kind person he can attack.

  9. This is the kind of protectors we need to protect us, nt the criminals who called themself police who is killing us, Tank God for the wisdom he gave to her

  10. wow!!! the lady was really brave to have acted like that.she has inspired me to learn that technique.

  11. Ranking doesn’t matter,your move here shows your four years was not in vain.that guy will ask who sent him there.bad market. This is risky n funny at the same time

  12. Thanks to those who made the act successful before the police took over. I love this girl’s mind en and the thief is a lazy one I swear

  13. That’s smart. That’s bravery some think that women are weak. But the truth is some women are stronger than some men. She is an example

  14. If it was here in Nigeria you would have been tired because they’ll not come. The thief will end up injuring you and the police will meet you at the hospital to get reports when the thief has escaped

  15. I’ve always encouraged ladies to take self defense classes. This will be useful at time like this. Well done lady

  16. LoL. I can’t stop laughing. Everyday is for the thief but I day is for the owner. Good she was able to observe they had know weapon.

  17. In this kind of situation, the adage that say “what a man can do, a woman can better” work best here. The lady’s a strong one but I hope things like this happen in my Nation too

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