Man chasing woman gets confronted by sensei during karate class

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Police said a karate instructor helped save a woman who was being chased by a man Thursday night in in Charlotte, North Carolina.

According to WSOC, 46-year-old August Williams tried to force a woman into his car outside a karate school on Statesville Avenue.

Police said the woman ran inside of the Bushiken Karate Charlotte Dojo and Williams followed.

Once the pair was inside, Williams got a sweet surprise: sensei Randall Ephraim, who was teaching a class.

"He was just punching at everything from walls to cars, everything," said Ephraim.

Ephraim was able to get control of Williams and fend him off.
"He was very strong -- very, very strong," Ephraim said. "He weighed at least 200 (pounds) and some change, under the influence -- very strong powerful individual."

Williams ran out the of the studio. He was later taken to the hospital and then into custody.

Reports state Williams was under the influence of drugs during the attack.


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