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Florida father uses Jiu-Jitsu skills, leaves home intruder with broken nose and bruised eye

February 25, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Florida father uses Jiu-Jitsu skills, leaves home intruder with broken nose and bruised eye

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Florida father uses Jiu-Jitsu skills to deal with burglar
NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida

A robber was met with a fist to the face after he broke into the residence of trained Jiu-Jitsu artist, Brian Burch.

Lee County Deputies indicated that Josue Ortiz walked into Burch’s open garage on Tuesday and began loading the Florida resident’s tools into his vehicle.

Burch told authorities that he heard someone shuffling around outside his house and went out into his garage to see what was going on.

That’s when the Fort Myers father discovered Ortiz standing in his garage holding a jackhammer case and airgun case.

Brian Burch, above, of Fort Myers, used his Brazilian Jui-Jitsu on the home intruder

“He told me that his boss sent him to pick up tools to finish a job,” Burch said in an interview with NBC 2.

Burch did not believe Ortiz’s fabricated story, and when the intruder tried to flee, Burch put his Jiu-Jitsu abilities to use.

“I was holding him down,” he stated. “Once we got to the ground, he started pushing and fighting, and I hit him one time.”

That hit caused Ortiz to suffer from a broken nose, bruised eye, and a swollen lip.

Ortiz looks worse than when he entered after picking the house to rob

A neighbor saw the two men fighting and contacted police. Burch said he held the banged-up thief down until officers arrived on the scene.

“They told him he got what he deserved,” Burch stated. “I’m just glad he’s not on the street and can’t hit anybody else’s home.”

Burch’s neighbors are also grateful for his martial arts talents.

“The fact that he manhandled him maybe, I think it’s well deserved,” Darlene Donovan, one neighbor, stated.

Ortiz is in custody was the Lee County jail and has been charged with grand theft and burglary.

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