Crime has been skyrocketing in America, and criminals have been preying on the most vulnerable citizens.
Most criminals know to stay away from strong people who might give them a fight.
But this robber didn’t get that memo and learned a painful lesson after trying to rob the wrong man.
Law-abiding citizens are paying the price for America’s crime problem
All across the nation, law-abiding citizens are afraid to leave their homes for fear of being robbed or attacked.
In Miami last Wednesday, 50-year-old Omar Marrero allegedly embarked on a reign of terror attempting to rob a man at knifepoint at 4 A.M.
Unfortunately for Marrero, the man he attempted to rob was known other than former MMA fighter Javier Baez.
According to Local News 10, “After seeing Baez in his vehicle, he began hitting his car window with the knife and then opened the driver’s door and attempted to cut him.”
Furthermore, “As Baez exited his vehicle and attempted to diffuse the situation, Marrero continued to swing the knife at him, the report stated. Shortly after, Marrero went back to his vehicle while placing the knife on the front passenger side floor and began fighting Baez.”
It did not take long for Baez to completely pummel his attacker, throwing him to the ground, and placing him in a chokehold. These actions disable his attacker long enough for police to arrive.
Later on, Baez spoke to CBS News Miami saying, “Guy was out there screaming on the phone, literally was fighting for a while with some woman.”
He added, “He tapped on my door window. I told him to leave me alone, and then he came at me with a knife. I told him to leave me alone. I’m calling the cops. I hope he doesn’t break my window. That’s all I cared about.”
As a result of Baez’s quick thinking and training, serious injuries were avoided, and Baez was able to go home that morning unscathed.
As far as Omar Marrero is concerned, Marrero sits in Miami-Dade County jail and currently faces charges of burglary with assault or battery and aggravated battery.
In Florida, aggravated battery is generally considered a class two felony that carries significant fines and considerable jail time.
Citizens are increasingly taking matters into their own hands as crime explodes in America
Theft in particular has skyrocketed all across the nation, especially after the death of George Floyd in 2020.
Law enforcement often finds themselves overwhelmed and under-equipped to address this surge in crime, meaning that many citizens are taking matters into their own hands.
The attack on Javier Baez emphasizes the importance of self-defense, whether that comes in the form of physical dominance or arming up.
Either way, law-abiding citizens are increasingly signing up for self-defense training classes, which train individuals to either properly own and operate a firearm or disarm individuals through the use of martial arts.
Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.