By Euro Weekly News Media • 24 April 2014 • 14:24
A mugger attempted to steal a woman’s mobile phone in Spain’s Ronda, but his attempts were foiled by two Taiwanese tourists.
The pair subdued the Spanish mugger by using a martial arts move.
The woman was in the middle of taking a photograph of Ronda’s famous 18th century “Puente Nuevo” (or new bridge), when the 35-year-old opportunist would-be-mugger jabbed her in the back.
While the woman was looking about and confused over the blow, the man tried to steal her phone, with the attacker and victim getting into a tussle.
Luckily, the woman’s cries were heard by the two nearby Taiwanese men, part of a tour group visiting the picturesque mountaintop town.
One of the men acted quickly, immobilizing the assailant him with a martial arts submission hold, while his friend helped to restrain the man until the local police arrived shortly afterwards.
The attack caused a stir in the normally peaceful area, a popular stop-off for tourists visiting the province of Malaga.
The attacker, a local resident, was charged for the crime and faces court for the attempted robbery with violence.
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