Firefighter Trained in MMA Stops Attempted Ambulance-Jacking

A firefighter in Takoma, Maryland used his MMA training to thwart a carjacker on July 28. Diego Peclat, 35, was standing next to an ambulance parked outside Washington Adventist Hospital around 6:30 a.m. when Christopher Broadus, 27, climbed into the ambulance and attempted to drive the vehicle. Broadus, who has a criminal history of drug use, had just attempted to assault a nurse at the entrance of the hospital before the welterweight fighter interfered and told him to get back to his hospital bed. The man then proceeded to break into the ambulance. Peclat told WOTP, “The guy went on and opened the car door, and I was like, ‘Man,

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