A passerby who just so happened to own a Jiu-Jitsu studio intervened after a man allegedly harassed two individuals outside of a downtown 7-Eleven and assaulted the cashier.

Idriz Redzovic, who has 22 years of Jiu-Jitsu training, was not hesitant to put his abilities to use after the suspect swung at the shopkeeper, according to FOX32.

Here’s what Redzovic told FOX32:

“He comes up to me and says, ‘what are you looking at? In my training I tell people to take a step back, hands up, don’t engage unless you feel safe.”

Redzovic did not take action until the man physically assaulted the clerk inside the gas station, leading the martial artist to restrain and pin the man to the ground.

Redzovic said:

“Once I saw him actually connect and hit the employee in his head, I jumped in, grabbed him like I do in training here, put him down, flattened him like a pancake and then I tied him up like a pretzel in a position called ‘Gift Wrap’ or ‘Twisting Arm Control.’”

The man resists and begs to be released go as Redzovic constantly tells him to calm down in the video. After store staff locked the front doors, Redzovic assisted customers trying to escape by directing them to the rear exit and asking the man if he needed water, the video shows.

“Look I wasn’t going to bother you until I stood there and saw you punch him in the face,” Redzovic said in the video.

Officers arrive around 13 minutes into the footage and handcuff the man.

Towards the end of the stream, police can be overheard asking someone “Do you want him arrested?” and someone off-camera responds, “Yeah, hell yeah. Redzovic also can be seen asking officers to give the man some water.

The suspect was arrested and charged with multiple counts of a misdemeanor.

“Sometimes people come to us after something happens to learn self-defense… why not learn it now?” Redzovic said.

Watch it here: Youtube/FOX 32 Chicago

Sources: Trendingpolitics, Fox32chicago, Foxnews



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