In the world of academia, the mind is strengthened, but apparently a pair of students at the University of Virginia decided to strengthen their bodies too.
Nineteen-year-old Johnny Calderon Jr., and 18-year-old Gerald Allen didn’t know it yet, but they were in over their heads when they attempted to rob the college students at gunpoint.
Yes, the crooks had a gun, but the students had their wits and collegiate teachings, and judging by the suspect’s swollen faces, probably a couple years of jiu-jitsu under their belt as well.
Both criminals sustained severe injuries, but the students were reported to be just fine, albeit, tardy to their next class.
When police responded to the scene, they discovered Allen lying on the ground, face bruised and bloodied. Medics strapped him to a gurney and both robbers were transported to a hospital, before being booked into jail.
Calderon Jr. faces two charges for attempted robbery, one for pointing a firearm and one for using a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Allen faces two attempted robbery charges.
In the end, the triumphant students proved the pen truly is mightier than the sword.