Sometimes it’s important to revisit incidents. Just yesterday we covered UFC’s Polyana Viana act of vigilantism.
This inspired another trip down the memory lane. A time when an intruder tried to break into the family home of tattoo artist Sergio Hernandez in San Diego.
A word of advice: never, ever break into anyone’s home, particularly if the homeowner is a black belt in BJJ.
This unfortunate guy discovered it the hard way when he attempted to break into the home of Sergio Hernandez. Hernandez is a long time black belt in jiu-jitsu under the 10th planet affiliation.
Hernandez said on Instagram,
“This piece of s**t was breaking into my Dads house right now. He ran down the alley and I caught up to him. I brought him back to my Dads house and then he tried to escape.”
“I threw him to the ground using what little judo I know, then put him in a triangle until the cops showed up. He probably weighed 50 more pounds than me.”
“He said he had a two year old and he didn’t want to be separated from his kid. I felt bad about that. Anyhow, I gotta get to work. I’ll be at Pop’s all day.”
Hernandez could be seen controlling the felon in a triangle choke in the footage. While maintaining his composure, Sergio informed the guy that trying to get up would result in catastrophic injury.
After the fact he told San Diego Union Tribune:
“It took at least five minutes for the cops to show up,” Hernandez said. “It may not seem like a long time, but when you’re holding a giant guy who’s trying not go to jail, it feels like forever.”
Hernandez had over 13 years of jiu jitsu under his belt at the time – not to mention he competed professionally in MMA four times.
“I think the right thing happened, him going to jail,” he said. “I just didn’t want to take him at his word that he wasn’t going to do it again. I hope he doesn’t have any hard feelings.”