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Attempted Robbery of MMA Fighter Didn't Go Well

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#1 jnelsoninjax


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Posted 06 December 2011 - 18:22

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CHICAGO -- A convicted felon decided to mug an MMA fighter on the Southwest Side of Chicago, police say, and ended up paying a steep price.

Police did not release the victim's name but said he was able to ward off Anthony Miranda, 24, who ended up with two black eyes and a gunshot wound to the ankle after a tussle.

The victim was sitting in his parked car near 55th St. and Kenneth when Anthony Miranda, 24, walked up to the car asking for a lighter, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

When the victim did not have one, Miranda pulled out a handgun and demanded money, police officials said. He then demanded the victim get out of the car.

At some point, the victim was able to grab control of the gun while Miranda's attention was diverted. The two men wrestled on the ground and during the fight, Miranda accidentally discharged his gun, shooting himself in the ankle, police said.

The victim was able to pin down Miranda until police arrived and later told officials he was a martial arts expert and ultimate fighting champion.

Miranda was taken to Holy Cross Hospital with a face full of cuts and two black eyes, police said. He has been charged with armed robbery and aggravated discharge of a firearm, a class X felony.

Records show Miranda has several convictions, including at least one for a residential burglary. He was ordered held on $350,000 bond Sunday.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 20:12


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Posted 06 December 2011 - 20:14


He totally deserved it

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 20:16

Reminds me of this:


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Posted 06 December 2011 - 20:18

I lol'd. I love when these people get what they deserve.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 20:38

who carries money with them anymore? I know I don't only credit cards / debit cards I can cancel on the fly if someone steals them

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 20:41


Since he's still alive, no.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 20:59

Reminds me of this:


LOL - yup, first thing i thought of too!! :D

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 21:13

Awesome, if more people fought back and didn't take crap from low life thugs then maybe the world might be a better place to live. Got what he deserved and rightfully so, he might think twice before doing that again.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 21:30

Awesome news. From the looks of it, the perp got off lightly. I was expecting something more brutal looking lol.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 21:53

I wonder if the report is accurate in saying that the "victim" in the robbery was an ultimate fighting champion. If so, I wonder who it was....I'm sure TMZ will have the story shortly.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 22:18

Another one of Jay Leno's dumb criminals. . . :rofl:

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 22:41


its good when stuff like this happoens the last one i read was :

November 27, 2010
Associated Press
AUGUSTA, Ga. - A U.S. Marine reservist collecting toys for children was stabbed when he helped stop a suspected shoplifter in eastern Georgia.
Best Buy sales manager Orvin Smith told The Augusta Chronicle that man was seen on surveillance cameras Friday putting a laptop under his jacket at the Augusta store.
When confronted, the man became irate, knocked down an employee, pulled a knife and ran toward the door. Outside were four Marines collecting toys for the service branch's "Toys For Tots" program.
Smith said the Marines stopped the man, but he stabbed one of them, Cpl. Phillip Duggan, in the back. The cut did not appear to be severe.
The suspect was transported to the local hospital with two broken arms, a broken leg, possible broken ribs, assorted lacerations and bruises he obtained when he fell trying to run after stabbing the Marine.
The suspect, whose name was not released, was held until police arrived. The Richmond County Sheriff's office said it is investigating.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 15:13

Reminds me of an incident that happened here a few years back. Someone tried to rob a guy (at gunpoint, as I recall) in the Walmart parking lot one night. Problem was, he picked the wrong person to try it on: the intended victim was a former Navy Seal! You just don't mess with those guys. Needless to say, the attacker here quickly ended up disarmed and pretty much in the same condition as this guy.