11-Year-Old Martial Arts Student Thwarts Carjacking

Jonah YanoZHU ZHITSU! Via KITV News:

HONOLULU — Jay Yano didn’t have the day after Thanksgiving off, so he planned to take his two young children to work with him. As his kids loaded into his truck, parked right outside their McCully home, Yano left the vehicle running as he quickly walked to the truck’s rear.

“That’s when I noticed the guy walking from across the street, coming over,” said Jay Yano.

Yano said within a split second, his truck began to pull forward, with his 9-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son inside. He ran to the driver’s side door.

“(When) I opened the car (door), I saw my son holding the guy down with his left hand,” said Yano. “I just grabbed his shoulder and started punching his face, telling him to get out of the truck,” said Jonah Yano.

Jonah Yano said he wasn’t scared — his younger sister was in trouble and he needed to help her. Despite being much smaller than the 35-year-old man, Jonah gave his father enough time to pull the suspect out of the truck.

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25 Comments on "11-Year-Old Martial Arts Student Thwarts Carjacking"

  1. False crack!

  2. False crack!

  3. Who would think to carjack on a small island?

  4. Who would think to carjack on a small island?

  5. False crack!

  6. Who would think to carjack on a small island?

  7. Actually auto theft is  a very common crime there. The news there once reported having the the 4th largest GTA rate in the country per captia. TONS of chop shops that also front as repair shops. The crystal meth market is heavily tied into it as well.  

  8. Anonymous | Dec 4, 2011 at 1:27 am |

    Wow you gotta be down on your luck if your stealing cars AND losing a fight with an 11 year old…what a loser!

  9. Anonymous | Dec 4, 2011 at 1:27 am |

    Wow you gotta be down on your luck if your stealing cars AND losing a fight with an 11 year old…what a loser!

  10. SuperSerial | Dec 3, 2011 at 9:27 pm |

    Wow you gotta be down on your luck if your stealing cars AND losing a fight with an 11 year old…what a loser!

  11. it goes deeper than we have assumed. 

  12. it goes deeper than we have assumed. 

  13. this after being beat by his wife for rent.

  14. this after being beat by his wife for rent.

  15. this after being beat by his wife for rent.

  16. *over-used Michael Scott quote

  17. *over-used Michael Scott quote

  18. not used enough 

  19. No. We need to go deeper.

  20. No. We need to go deeper.

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