UnderGround Forums Enson on his brush with shoplifter @ his store

11/30/20 10:37 PM
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When a young man tried to shoplift from Enson Inoue’s store, he clearly had no idea who he was messing with.

Inoue, a former Shooto heavyweight champion and UFC and PRIDE veteran, has thrown down with some of the most notable names in the sport, including Randy Couture and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

Now retired, the Hawaii native owns a Honolulu store, Destiny Forever LLC, which sells custom-made jewelry.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the rules of the store require you to book an appointment prior to visiting. So, when a man decided to visit Inoue’s store last week without an appointment, Inoue instantly knew something was amiss.

Speaking to MMA Junkie, Inoue explained that the man flouted the building’s rules by not wanting to wear a mask. The visitor’s rebellious attitude raised alarm bells and, a few moments later, Inoue noticed he had stolen an item. The former fighter wasn’t about to let him get away with it, however.

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“He started walking around the shop, and I kinda got a little upset, and I said you gotta get out of the shop, man,” Inoue explained. “And then when he turned, I saw in his hand it was a flash of the money clip and if you notice, I actually did try and grab him once and he kinda ran away.

“I’m glad I didn’t get a hold of him because he probably would have struggled and it would have escalated somewhere that I wouldn’t want it to escalate, so I guess it worked out for the good. He didn’t get away with the money clip, I’m not getting any charges pressed on me.”

But the shoplifter wasn’t smart enough to just walk away. Instead, he decided to jaw at Inoue on the way out, and even threatened the MMA veteran.

“I escorted him out of the building and then when he left and he got far away, he turned around and started cussing at me and told me that he’s gonna come back and cut me up,” Inoue said. “So I even hesitated on going and getting him right there and grabbing him and the thought went through my mind, I had customers coming, and I just didn’t think it was worth it. But if I do see him back at the shop, it will be a very different energy level that I’m gonna produce towards him.”

11/30/20 10:38 PM
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MMA legend Enson Inoue recounts his brush with a shoplifter at his Honolulu store

11/30/20 10:40 PM
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Randy Couture vs. Enson Inoue | MMABouts Wiki | Fandom

11/30/20 10:42 PM
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Enson Inoue - Walking the Warrior's Path

 

Shoplifter is NOT a UGer

12/1/20 12:03 AM
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"Enson, I am disappoint."

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The one time in the modern era where criminals are actually SUPPOSED to wear masks in public --even in a jewelry store-- and this dummy is like... nah, don't need that.

Also, he see Enson and thinks... I got this dude.

Criminal stupidity.
12/1/20 12:31 AM
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shen - 
The one time in the modern era where criminals are actually SUPPOSED to wear masks in public --even in a jewelry store-- and this dummy is like... nah, don't need that.

Also, he see Enson and thinks... I got this dude.

Criminal stupidity.

lmao I know right...

 

When I am about to enter a store, when I go to put my mask on I get a feeling like I'm about to rob the joint and this doofus doesn't even wear one for theft purposes.....geez

12/1/20 9:25 AM
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shen - 
The one time in the modern era where criminals are actually SUPPOSED to wear masks in public --even in a jewelry store-- and this dummy is like... nah, don't need that.

Also, he see Enson and thinks... I got this dude.

Criminal stupidity.

Should have been first reply :-)

12/1/20 9:32 AM
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IF i am ever in Honolulu i will go to Enson's store.  Would be greagretomeet him and buy something there 

12/1/20 9:33 AM
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This is the kind of "I was gonna" or "I almost" stories the phags on here post and you know it is prolly BS.

 

Funny story knowing it is legit.

12/1/20 9:35 AM
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shen -
The one time in the modern era where criminals are actually SUPPOSED to wear masks in public --even in a jewelry store-- and this dummy is like... nah, don't need that.

Also, he see Enson and thinks... I got this dude.

Criminal stupidity.

Reminds me of a story. A friend from university of Michigan said they had dumbestfootball players ever.

I said how so you know?

They had a couple freshman players go to local mall and steal stuff.  And they we wearing their practice jerseys with their names on the back.....

12/1/20 10:23 AM
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Kirik - 
shen - 
The one time in the modern era where criminals are actually SUPPOSED to wear masks in public --even in a jewelry store-- and this dummy is like... nah, don't need that.

Also, he see Enson and thinks... I got this dude.

Criminal stupidity.

Should have been first reply :-)


LOL I said Shoplifter is NOT a UGer

12/1/20 10:25 AM
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ENSON , where you at ?

12/1/20 10:35 AM
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Enson left Japan?

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shen - 
The one time in the modern era where criminals are actually SUPPOSED to wear masks in public --even in a jewelry store-- and this dummy is like... nah, don't need that.

Also, he see Enson and thinks... I got this dude.

Criminal stupidity.

100%

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Sounds like typical island meth head behavior.

 

12/1/20 11:18 AM
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EazyG -

IF i am ever in Honolulu i will go to Enson's store.  Would be greagretomeet him and buy something there 

Thank you. Looking forward to meeting you.

12/1/20 11:19 AM
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Hong Kong Phooey -

ENSON , where you at ?

I'm now in transit going back to Japan.

12/1/20 11:20 AM
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Fast Pitch -

Enson left Japan?

No, I'm still in Japan. I just fly to Honolulu 3-4 times a year to open up my store. 

12/1/20 11:40 AM
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BAM!  ^^^^

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Enson Yamato Inoue - 
Hong Kong Phooey -

ENSON , where you at ?

I'm now in transit going back to Japan.


haahaha Excelenttt , I knew you would join the party ! 

12/1/20 2:24 PM
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legally speaking, he has threatened to come back and kill enson, so if he comes back and enson shoots him dead, its legal?

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 War ENSON! Yamato Damashii 100%

12/1/20 5:18 PM
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EazyG -
shen -
The one time in the modern era where criminals are actually SUPPOSED to wear masks in public --even in a jewelry store-- and this dummy is like... nah, don't need that.

Also, he see Enson and thinks... I got this dude.

Criminal stupidity.

Reminds me of a story. A friend from university of Michigan said they had dumbestfootball players ever.

I said how so you know?

They had a couple freshman players go to local mall and steal stuff.  And they we wearing their practice jerseys with their names on the back.....

A reciever at the university where I work stole a TV from a teammate's apartment and was caught because he dropped one of his numbered gloves at the scene.