UGer MMA fighters stop robbery of LA motel

source: latimesblogs.latimes.com
 

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An attempted robbery of an L.A. motel was foiled by mixed martial arts experts just arrived from Oregon for the World Jiu-Jitsue No-Gi Championship in Long Beach, authorities said Friday.

The fighters struggled for several minutes to subdue the armed man without hurting him, one of them said Friday evening. Los Angeles police commended Brent Alvarez, 33, and Billy Denney, 28, for their actions.

Alvarez, who owns the Twisted Web mixed martial arts studio in Eugene, Ore., and Denney, one of his students, were getting off the elevator just before midnight Sunday when they stumbled on the suspect forcing the motel clerk at gunpoint to empty the cash drawer.

The clerk yelled, "Gun! He robbed me!" Alvarez said he saw a flash of the weapon before the suspect plunged it into his bag with the money.

A former hip-hop club bouncer, Alvarez said that 10 years of training in self-defense and defusing conflict kicked in. The suspect didn't seem to want to hurt them, either, Alvarez said, but kept insisting he did it for his daughter.

The man begged to be released so he could kiss the daughter one last time.

"He wasn't trying to punch us; he just seemed like someone who had run out of options," Alvarez said Friday evening. "I think back now and wonder what the hell was I doing? I should of hit him and knocked him out."

Alvarez said he eventually got the suspect in a body lock and chokehold, and the clerk called the police.

Police arrested Luis Rosales, 31, at the scene. Authorities said a loaded 9-millimeter handgun and the money from the cash register were found inside Rosales' backpack.

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Hong Kong Phooey site profile image  

11/18/11 8:32 PM by Hong Kong Phooey

 Crowbar Chronicles imo

JolietJake site profile image  

11/18/11 12:12 PM by JolietJake

Suspect wasn't too resistive either was he. Think it might have gotten a little more violent if he shot one of those guys?

looney1 site profile image  

11/18/11 9:59 AM by looney1

PUNK AZZ copz should LEARN from thiz, NO punching, NO kicking,NO baton, NO pepper spray, NO taser, NO GUN !!!!WAZ NEEDED...........

Ronin Burgundy site profile image  

11/18/11 2:43 AM by Ronin Burgundy

Awesome work, glad to see everyone came out unscathed. The Clerk made a bad decision, he's lucky those two were there to help him, who knows what would have happened if they weren't.

crowbar site profile image  

11/15/11 8:32 PM by crowbar

Certain threads are chosen by the powers that be & put on a rotation (with no new posts) The time of this rotation varies.

Zaph site profile image  

11/15/11 11:28 AM by Zaph

 What are you talking about?  There's a bunch of new posts.  Did you not see the discussion of metaphysics I've been having in this thread with DFW jr?  Thread of the year, if you ask me.  

Matt A Tat Tat On Dat Azz site profile image  

11/15/11 10:20 AM by Matt A Tat Tat On Dat Azz

those guys should be ashamed to call themselves mma fighters, even with 2 on 1 they cant even take the guy down...

Herring In A Fur Coat site profile image  

11/13/11 9:23 PM by Herring In A Fur Coat

Why/how does this thread keep getting bumped when it's not a sticky and has no new posts?

GladiatorGannon site profile image  

11/11/11 5:37 PM by GladiatorGannon

???????????How do you non aggressively rob someone at gunpoint? Sounds pretty aggressive to me.

Herring In A Fur Coat site profile image  

11/11/11 3:01 PM by Herring In A Fur Coat

 Awesome.  Fuck thieves and robbers.