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Old 09-28-2009, 08:26 AM   #1
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:05 AM   #2
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Re: Fitness Buff Fights Off Attacker

Great for her! (none to shabby publicity for the gym too)

Thanks for sharing that story. It's always great to hear of someone fighting back and stopping themselves from becoming a victim, especially in a case like this, in her own home, where escape is not really possible (as it would be in most street confrontations). I would like to think that CrossFit helped give her mental determination enough to refuse to be a victim, but I don't want to take anything away from credit that is due to ultimately to her.
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:18 AM   #3
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Yes, in the end she made the decision to not be a victim and fight back. Did going through WOD's give her the mental attitude to not give in? Who knows but she showed she has the right attitude.
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:22 PM   #4
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Re: Fitness Buff Fights Off Attacker

An awesome story. Way to go girl!
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:44 PM   #5
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Re: Fitness Buff Fights Off Attacker

Katy is a member of my gym, CrossFit Nasti. She has been training with us for six months, and from the first day she has attacked each and every WOD with the same aggression with which she defended herself in this nightmare scenario.

She is, quite simply, an amazing person and athlete. I cannot take credit for how she responded, but I believe her training allowed her to punch faster and harder. The felon in question messed with the wrong woman - not only is she in tremendous shape, but we share a building with an excellent mma gym (Vision MMA) owned by a cop and a corrections officer. This case will get the attention it deserves, as will Mr. Rutledge when he finds himself in prison.

I look forward to unleashing her upon the CF world at next year's Games Sectionals...
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:22 AM   #6
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Re: Fitness Buff Fights Off Attacker

Awesome... This is a fantastic message. By and large criminals want easy prey... she wasn't...good for her!
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Old 10-01-2009, 07:01 AM   #7
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By and large criminals want easy prey... she wasn't...
Hmmm.....so you're telling me my beat up old Buick with no alarm isn't as safe in the bad part of town as a shiny new car?
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Old 10-01-2009, 07:17 AM   #8
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Re: Fitness Buff Fights Off Attacker

It's risk versus reward.

Most criminals would rather tangle with a 65 year old grandma than a fit 28 year old man because the latter will probably put up more of a fight.

Now if the 28 year old is distracted by an iphone and is wearing a rolex, the risk-reward balance has shifted, and maybe you'd gaff that foo'
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Old 10-01-2009, 07:55 AM   #9
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Hmmm.....so you're telling me my beat up old Buick with no alarm isn't as safe in the bad part of town as a shiny new car?
Actually this is the basis of the zero tolerance policing policy. Some guy did a study where he parked a pristine car in a known sketchy area, and left it for a week. It was fine. Then he broke one of the windows and left it a week. It was looted then burned out.

I'll try to get a link for it.
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Old 10-01-2009, 03:23 PM   #10
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Fantastic!
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