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California BJJ instructor Pedro Arrigoni saves cop from assault

A San Francisco man hoping to avoid prosecution for having evaded paying fares on a local bus system attacked a pursuing police officer before being introduced to his first lesson in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the limbs of local instructor Pedro Arrigoni. The 24-year old BJJ teacher was minutes removed from having taught a class when he noticed a scuffle outside the academy he works at.

According to a story in the San Francisco Examiner, after further investigation he found Paris Augusta continuing to strike an officer after having already knocked him down during an initial scuffle and quickly locked him into a choke hold until completely subdued. Augusta was then booked for assaulting an officer, resisting arrest, and presumably the initial fare-dodging fee.

No word was available on whether or not Augusta had prior arrests or active warrants.

“I don’t hit people, I don’t box,” the Gracie Elite Team competitor said to the Examiner. “I do Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Once you have the guy under your control, you don’t have to do anything more.”

7 COMMENTS
  • bigbadjohn says:

    who needs a taser when you’ve been raised by Gracie’s? Hope the suspect works on his rear-naked defense, he’ll probably need it in the Pen.

  • Dufresne says:

    Augusta was then booked for assaulting an officer, resisting arrest, and presumably the initial fare-dodging fee.
    And hopefully the newcomers fee at Arrigoni’s gym. You don’t get to roll one on one with a Gracie Elite for free just cause you’re a criminal.

  • adamsfamily says:

    if this happened in the uk they would arrest arrigoni for assault on the criminal
    sad but true

  • hindsightufuk says:

    “if this happened in the uk they would arrest arrigoni for assault on the criminal
    sad but true”

    was just about to say the same thing

    fancy helping out a copper tho, whats the world coming to?

  • Rece Rock says:

    Steven Segal and Butterbean are jealous…

  • Kuch says:

    Jon Jones was probably busy at the time.

  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    i just love to hear about these kind of happenings-Long live the good guys

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