When the masked man attacked them inside their bedroom in the middle of the night Sunday, the twin 10-year-old girls responded just as they had been taught in their martial arts class: They fought back.
Hours later, Andrew Jacobs, 42, a part-time instructor at the studio who holds a black belt, was arrested at the brick house he shares with his sister, not far from the girls' home. Yesterday, he appeared in court, with a black eye and bruises on his face, on charges of assault, attempted abduction and burglary.
Regular readers of this blog know that I love these stories of people fighting off attackers and helping to bring criminals to justice. Stop and think about this story for a moment. If two young girls can injure an adult martial arts instructor and hold him off long enough for their father to come to the rescue, ANYONE can defend themselves if they fight hard enough.
Let this be a lesson to never surrender if someone is trying to kidnap or assault you. It is much better to see your injured attacker get prosecuted in court than it is to remember what you let him do to you your nightmares.
Thanks to The Washington Post for the story in the title link.