Shoplifter apprehended, CNN comments: ‘Actually, I think those are Jiu-Jitsu moves’

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A storeowner caught on tape apprehending a shoplifting suspect using a seatbelt hold and sinking his hooks. Photo: CNN video

It seems that our media crews are becoming more knowledgable these days about our martial art.

A store owner in Orlando, Florida was giving a video interview about the recent shoplifters at his store when mid-interview he spots one of the suspects and runs to catch him while leaving. The store owner grabbed onto the suspect, who was previously seen on tape stuffing a whole carton of eggs into his pants, and threw him to the floor, holding the seatbelt position and even sinking the hooks.

Initially referred to as a “full nelson” by the CNN correspondents, a reporter corrects himself after seeing the footage and attributes the moves to Jiu-Jitsu. He credits Jiu-Jitsu as he mentions how the store owner “put his legs around him.”

This position earned the store owner four points within an IBJJF competition as well as the pleasure of being reimbursed for his stolen goods and sending a thief to jail.

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