Man attempting to kidnap woman chases her into karate studio

Karate head instructor Randall Ephraim fought off a man who tried to kidnap a woman

Karate head instructor Randall Ephraim fought off a man who tried to kidnap a woman

She breaks free, and runs into a nearby karate studio pleading for help.

August Williams, 47, allegedly tried to drag the woman into his auto outside the studio in Charlotte, North Carolina on Thursday evening.

Williams came face to face with the dojo's head karate instructor when he entered the building, however, and ended up leaving the premises on a stretcher.

Ephraim told CNN he was straightening up when the woman rushed inside the studio.

Head instructor Randall Ephraim just happened to be in the studio cleaning up, along with a couple of adult students and some kids being picked up by their parents, according to CNN.

The 47-year-old perpetrator had reportedly tried to force the woman into his vehicle just outside of the facility.

"Not knowing what he wanted, I assumed he was inquiring about classes", Ephraim said.

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He added, "I asked how I could assist him and he stated that he was there for the lady".

She said she didn't know him and that he had tried to kidnap her.

Ephraim asked the man to leave, but instead of complying, "he then tried to fo‌r‌ce him‌se‌lf further into the dojo, aggr‌es‌siv‌ely pushing and swinging", the instructor said.

The 46-year-old suspect, August Channing Williams, was in the Mecklenburg County jail Friday on charges of assault on a female, attempted first-degree kidnapping, simple assault, resisting a public officer, injury to personal property and possession of drug paraphernalia, Mecklenburg County jail records show.

Williams was jailed after he was treated and released at a hospital, police said.

Ephraim then took action and forced the man outside where the perpetrator unwisely attempted to attack the instructor.

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