Pro mixed martial arts fighter Sergio Hernandez Jr. locked suspected burglar in a ‘triangle’ after trying to run away from him.
We all make bad decisions in life, but this man just made his situation worse after targeting the wrong family in City Heights, San Diego, California.
Sergio Hernandez Jr. and his dad, Sergio Hernandez Sr., had just returned home from a mechanic on Monday morning when the MMA fighter noticed a stranger standing in the backyard of his dad’s house on 40th Street.
When the stranger was confronted and asked about what he was doing there, he said he was running away from the dog.
But, Hernandez Jr. noticed the window to his dad’s bedroom was removed, with the screen on the ground.
As he started questioning the man, he tried to run away, but Hernandez Jr. followed from behind and caught him.
No Way to Escape
Hernandez Jr. brought the suspected burglar back to their house to talk to his father.
“I see my son coming on the sidewalk holding this guy,” said Hernandez Sr.
Upon checking the house, they figured out that three rooms in their home had been ransacked and that was the time they called the police.
When the man noticed that father and son were trying to call the authorities, he attempted to run away again – but Hernandez Jr. made use of his MMA skills, putting the man in a “triangle choke.”
“You see this triangle shape here, and you have his head and his arm in there, and basically, all I have to do is cut off blood circulation to his brain then he’ll pass out,” said Hernandez Jr.
The Suspected Burglar Was In Good Hands After All
Even though Hernandez Jr. could have ended everything for the man, he just held him down and waited for the police to arrive.
In the footage recorded by their neighbour, the MMA fighter said, “Don’t move or I’ll put you to sleep, bro,” the MMA fighter warned the burglary suspect. “Either that or I’ll break your arm if you try to move.”
“It took at least five minutes for the cops to show up,” Hernandez told The San Diego Union-Tribune. “It may not seem like a long time, but when you’re holding a giant guy who’s trying not go to jail, it feels like forever.”
Although the house was ransacked, it appeared that the suspected burglar took nothing.
Despite trying to break into their house, the father and son still pity the stranger. Hernandez Sr., a retired school counsellor and boxing coach, even wanted to give him another shot at life.
“I would like to invite him to a boxing gym. He’s young, there is still time to save him, to guide him in the right direction,” Hernandez Sr. told 10News.
Watch the video below as Hernandez Jr. locked the man in a ‘triangle’ while waiting for police to arrive:
This piece of shit was breaking into my Dads house right now. He ran down the alley and I caught up to him. I brought him back to my Dads house and then he tried to escape. I threw him to the ground using what little judo I know, then put him in a triangle until the cops showed up. He probably weighed 50 more pounds than me. He said he had a two year old and he didn’t want to be separated from his kid. I felt bad about that. Anyhow, I gotta get to work. I’ll be at Pop’s all day 😀! ❤️
San Diego Police Department identified the suspect as Fernando Plascenia, 21, and arrested him on suspicion of burglary.
“Deep down in my heart, I guess I wanted to break the dude’s arm, but I don’t get a kick out of hurting people,” Hernanded Jr. said.
The MMA fighter has already competed in four professional MMA fights, but as this video went viral, a lot of MMA fans want to see more of what Hernandez Jr. can do.