FORT MYERS, Fla. – Brian Burch is a burglar’s worst nightmare – the Florida home-owner isn’t just a big, highly effective man, however he additionally occurs to be expert within the martial artwork of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Josue Ortiz selected the fallacious home to interrupt into Tuesday, Lee County deputies informed WBBH. Ortiz allegedly noticed the door to Burch’s storage left open and slipped in, lifting a number of instruments and loading them into his car.
Burch stated he went outdoors after listening to a noise and confronted Ortiz, who he stated was holding his jackhammer and airgun instances. “He informed me that the boss despatched him over right here to select up instruments to complete a job,” Burch recalled Ortiz saying.
When Burch began questioning his rationalization, Ortiz tried to take off operating, however failed to slide out of the jiu-jitsu scholar’s grasp.
“As soon as we received to the bottom, he began pushing and preventing me, and I hit him one time,” Burch stated. “If the youngsters had been right here, I in all probability would have been even angrier.”
Ortiz suffered a damaged nostril, swollen lip and black eye within the altercation, in line with WBBH. A neighbor referred to as 911, and Burch held Ortiz on the bottom till authorities arrived.
Deputies arrested Ortiz on costs of housebreaking and grand theft and booked him into Lee County jail.