Chinese Tourists Use Kung Fu to Stop Robbers During Trip to Russia
A couple of Chinese tourists are being praised online after they helped apprehend three robbers using their martial arts skills during a trip to St. Petersburg, Russia.
The two men, identified as Zhu Chuan and Zhao Wenyong, who is a police officer, were part of a 30-person group of tourists from China.
According to Beijing News via Shanghaiist, the group arrived at a St. Petersburg train station at 5 a.m. on Dec. 20 when a trio of thieves stole one of the bags of their fellow tourists before running off.
The tourists, who were both from Shandong province, were successful in helping out their fellow traveler.
The thief carrying the stolen bag was tackled by Zhu. As a struggle between the two ensued, the second thief was spotted trying to reach into his pocket to take out a weapon. Luckily, Zhao noticed and immediately subdued the man before he could use it.
Both Zhu and Zhao fought off the robbers using kung fu. The tour guide later admitted to the reporters that this was the first time he had witnessed something like this.
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