Published June 22, 2012
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Two teenagers got more than they bargained for when a Washington state woman they attempted to assault turned out to be an expert in martial arts.
KATU reports that Priscilla Dang was jogging in her Vancouver neighborhood last Friday when she was approached by two teenagers on their bikes.
One pulled in front of her as the other groped her from behind.
Fortunately for Dang she had studied Kung Fu for 18 years at a martial arts school owned by her family. She used the training to teach her attacker some manners.
"I grabbed him and said, 'You need to apologize, and he did,'" said Dang.
Then things escalated when the second teen started swearing at her.
Dang said that something snapped inside her and that is when her Kung Fu background really kicked in as she punched him twice in the face.
"He started coming in for a few, and I was lucky enough to dodge his shots. I came up for another one and I got him good, and I think that upset him," she told the news station.
That is when the second teen pulled out a knife, said Dang, and her instincts kicked in telling her to back off and play it safe.
Two people witnessed the confrontation taking place and called 911. Dang was not hurt and thinks she taught the teenagers a lesson.
"I think they knew they messed with the wrong girl," she said.
The suspects were 16 and 18 years old. The 18-year-old was arrested while the younger suspect was turned over to his parents.