Kidnapper Chases Woman Into Karate Dojo, Gets Beat Up

A guy in North Carolina tried to kidnap a woman last Thursday.  So she ran into a karate studio, and  an instructor took him down, then held him until cops showed up.  

The  instructor's name is Randall Ephraim.  He talked to a reporter about how it happened, and said he doesn't think of himself as a hero.

USA Today reports:

Local media in Charlotte reported  that August Williams was arrested after an instructor at Bushiken Karate  Charlotte Dojo fended him off when he followed the woman into the  school. 

Police said Williams tried to force the woman into his car but she made it into the studio, WSOC-TV reported.

Williams was charged with attempted kidnapping, assault and other offenses related to the incident Thursday, WBTV reported.  He allegedly had an altercation with police officers who arrived at the  scene and was later taken to the hospital for his injuries.

"It's  a great thing the people in there were able to help defend her,  extremely lucky that it was a karate studio and usually you don't see a  suspect act like this," police Capt. –JD Thomas said, per WSOC-TV.

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