Wednesday, 12 September 2007

Blind Man's Rebuff

I like this story in the Daily Mail. It seems that a 17-year-old mugger attacked a blind man outside a railway station in Giessen, Germany, with a view to stealing his cigarettes.

Unfortunately, having threatened his victim, and punched him in the face, he discovered that all was not as it appeared. In fact, the blind man was Michael Esser, a former world champion in judo for blind people.

Esser flipped the villain over, put him in a stranglehold and detained him until police arrived. Good for him!

Just as well he didn't try that here, though, or he'd probably have been arrested and charged with assault while the mugger sought counselling and damages for the distress he'd suffered.

Billy Seggars.

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