Korean Tourists Floor Robber With Taekwondo
Would-be baddie thanks cops for saving him from beating
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 3, 2009 11:52 AM CDT
New Zealand Olympic taekwondo athlete Logan Campbell trains in Auckalnd, New Zealand in this file photo.   (AP Photo/New Zealand Herald, Richard Robinson)

(Newser) – A group of South Korean tourists thwarted a robber yesterday in Rome with some cool Taekwondo moves that left him terrified, ANSA reports. The man assailed the group with a knife and grabbed a handbag, but one of the Koreans decked him before he could escape. By the time police showed up, the would-be thief actually thanked police for rescuing him. “I was being massacred,” he said.