Karate instructor stops would-be kidnapper

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A would-be kidnapper picked the wrong person to target when he tried and failed, to abduct a North Carolina woman.

Police say August Williams tried to throw a woman into his truck Thursday night, but she wasn't having it.

The woman thought fast, fighting back and then running into the perfect place to protect herself – a karate studio.

And Randall Ephraim and his entire class had been training for exactly this kind of moment.

"He started to swing and punch at me, so we got into a little pushing match," Ephraim said.

Ephraim fought the man off, getting him out of the door and into police custody.

The attacker ended up in a stretcher, as well as the back of a police cruiser.

FOX 5 News reporting from Atlanta