Video footage showing a woman wrestling a knife away from a man as he attempted to sneak up behind her and rob her at an ATM in Fujian province has gone viral on Chinese media.
The man approached the woman from behind and put a knife to her throat as she was trying to withdraw cash at around 3:00 a.m. on February 11. The 25-year-old woman started screaming loudly to attract the attention of passersby as she tried to tackle him down.
While it appears as though the robber was the one who threw her to the ground, she managed to grab his knife and chase him out. He was later caught by two people outside.
The robber, a 23-year-old man surnamed Cai, told police that he’d recently been fired and was looking for a quick way to get some money.