According to the LAPD, two hotel guests who “happened to be martial arts experts visiting Los Angeles from Oregon for a martial arts’ tournament” apprehended an armed robber. They “grabbed the suspect who was holding a gun in his right hand. During the tussle with the suspect, the Good Samaritans repeatedly asked him to drop the gun and stop struggling. The pair was finally able to wrestle the gun from the suspect and took him to the ground with a leg sweep and then held him on the ground until Rampart Division officers arrived.” Huh. So much for speed, surprise and violence of action. Or just letting the guy get away, lest you get shot for a few hundred dollars. Also note: the police arrived after about three minutes, stroll in like they’re looking for the buffet line and pay no attention whatsoever to the “Samaritans” (who could be perps). I’m surprised the LAPD posted this.