He still has some chop in him

LEAGUE CITY, Texas (AP) - December 5, 2012

Authorities report Ervin Brittnacher used a karate chop against a man armed with rifle.

Police in League City say Brittnacher heard noises outside his house that awakened him early Monday.

He opened his door to investigate and a saw man with a gun.

Brittnacher told police he got the guy in throat with a karate chop and took the rifle away.

Charles Brian Smith is now charged with attempted burglary.

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