Woman with a Small Dog and a Black Belt Surprise Would Be Attacker

A man who decided to start a crime in Myrtle Beach South Carolina learned that it’s never a good idea to try and threaten a woman who walking her little dog. In this case, he found that he wasn’t prepared to deal with the immediate consequences.


The incident took place on a Wednesday afternoon. The victim, oblivious to any danger, and her small terrier were enjoying an evening stroll on the 400 block of 28th Avenue North when she was approached by a man who sent off bad vibes.

The woman’s first thought was for her little dog. She didn’t want it to be hurt so she dropped the leash and prepared to meet her assailant.

“He put me in a choke hold,” she said. “The only thing I could think of was to elbow him in the stomach, turn around and punch him in the mouth,”

What her attacker didn’t realize until that very moment was that he wasn’t dealing with a helpless woman who liked small dogs. In reality, his intended victim was a woman who had worked hard to get a Black Belt in karate and she wasn’t going down without a fight.

She didn’t have to fight long. In a flash, her assailant realized he’d bitten off more than he could chew, released her and bolted. The last time anyone spotted him, he was running in the direction of Ocean Boulevard.

The woman reported that for the most part she is okay. She did complain of a sore neck and her knuckles split open and needed to be bandaged up. She told police that the man was on the short side, only about 5’6” and she guessed he weighed about 170 pounds. He didn’t have any facial hair and as a result of his encounter with her, he also has a busted lip.

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The little dog did not appear to be fazed by the attempted attack or his human mother’s brave actions.

“I don’t know what I like most about this particular story. How much I admire and respect this woman, or the idea that the next time this particular low life considers attacking someone, he’ll probably think twice about it. I hope that I hear about his arrest soon,” said Joseph Sandefur, managing partner of a top personal injury firm at joeandmartin.com/myrtle-beach. “I think this story perfectly illustrates why more women and men should take the time to learn the basics of self-defense. Once that happens, I have a hunch I’ll be helping fewer people sort out liability and financial issues connected to personal injury cases.”

Had this woman been unable to defend herself and been hurt by her attacker, she would have been well within her rights to file a personal injury lawsuit against him, putting her in a position to collect any actual and punitive damages she sustained as a result of the attack.

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