Jason Reinhardt forced to defend himself, in his own fight gym

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Long time pro fighter Jason Reinhardt was finishing up a class at his Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness gym on North Main Street, in Decatur, Illinois when a when a woman came in and started cursing. She was asked to leave, and her equally disturbed but much larger son came into the gym, and attacked Reinhardt.

Reinhardt, an life-long martial artist and multiple time UFC vet, defended himself, until a nearby police officer intervened and arrested Ambrose

“Twenty seconds later, a pretty large guy comes in there,” said Reinhardt. “He was irate and wanted to fight me, because he said I disrespected his grandmother. He didn’t leave and the next thing I know, he started throwing punches at my face.”

“The hole in a wall there, that was the gentleman’s head. We hit the window and the glass shattered, and actually the tarp probably saved us from getting really cut up.”

“Thank God the police officer came and I didn’t have to do what I know I am capable of doing.”

Devonte Ambrose faces aggravated battery and property damage charges. Ambrose has previously been charged with sexually assaulted a girl under age 13, and a battery charge for allegedly punching a woman in the face.