A blue belt caught a robber, took him down, and back mounted him until help arrived.
Freddy Ontiveros, a Blue Belt American National Champion, was enjoying his vacation in San Diego, when all of a sudden he heard a young girl screaming for help because a robber snatched her purse.
“…people saw what happened and didn’t do anything just take out there phones and record,” Ontiveros told the Jiu-Jitsu Times. Following the old saying that if you want something done, you have to do it yourself, Freddy decided to take matters into his own hands and catch the thief himself.
I then caught up with the guy that robbed her. He wanted to fight but I took him down and back mounted him until helped arrived. No one got hurt and the girl got her things back.
For Ontiveros, this was also a chance to teach the woman an important lesson: she needs to learn self-defense:
Told the girls aunt that she needs to consider enrolling her family into a self defense class at least. Highly recommended jitz though.
He also told the Jiu-Jitsu Times that he wants to spread the word about the importance of learning self-defense.
Check out the video of Freddy Ontiveros holding the robber down.