Heroic 84-Year-Old Amputee Karate Kicks Jewelry Thief

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“It was instinctive. If I think, I do. I threw the kick and then I forgot the world,” Raul Munoz said about his decision to take down the thief.

 

This man might be an 84-year-old amputee, but he is far from helpless.

Raul Munoz was walking outside a mall in Santiago, Chile, when he heard a shop assistant in a jewelry store shouting after a person dressed in black. The pensioner, quickly deducing that the boy was stealing something from the shop, decided to take action and being the good Samaritan that he is, tried to test his judo skills on the 15-year-old thief.

As the boy ran from the shop, Munoz sprang into action and dealt him a karate kick. His efforts tripped the thief but he still managed to get away. Munoz, however, lost his balance (probably partly because he is missing one arm) and fell head over heels to the ground, striking his head hard on the pavement before passing out.

His wife and concerned shoppers quickly rushed to his aid but could not wake him up. Munoz was taken to the hospital where it was found he was not seriously hurt. He was soon discharged from the hospital but not before taken to task by his wife.

"I thought he was dead, he did not respond, nothing,” his wife Guillermina Fuentes said.

“After that, my wife did not speak to me for about four hours,” confessed Munoz. “I was punished. She asked me, 'But how you do these things?’”

"It was instinctive. If I think, I do. I threw the kick and then I forgot the world,” Munoz said about his decision to take down the young thief.

Meanwhile, the young thief was caught by another shop worker and pinned to the sidewalk. The police soon arrived and took him and his mother in custody.

Although Munoz did not manage to stop the thief, he certainly proved that one is never too old to help out.

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