VA MMA gym owner KOs intruder

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A local mixed martial arts instructor thwarted an apparent break-in attempt early Wednesday morning at his home in Lake of the Woods, Virginia.

Eric Zamora, owner and head trainer at Zamora Boxing Gym in Culpeper, said he was laying on the floor watching TV in his home at 3420 Lakeview Parkway around 1:30 a.m. with his wife, Jenny, sleeping in the same room when he heard footsteps on the back deck.

“At first I just thought it was a raccoon or possum because we have trouble with them out here,” Zamora said. “But then I stood up and saw some guy looking in at me through the glass door.”

Zamora said the man began yelling and cursing and demanding to be let in the house. Zamora then said he dialed Lake of the Woods security before waking up his wife and handing her the phone.

“I kept thinking that I don’t know what this guy wants, but I have to keep him out of the house but keep him here until the cops come because I don’t want him coming back,” Zamora said.

After unsuccessfully trying to yank open the back door, Zamora said the would-be intruder ran away just to reappear in the front yard moments later, where he continued to curse and demand entry into the house.

With his 22-month and 3-month-old daughters and his wife in the house, Zamora decided to step outside and confront the man he described as, “angry and smelling of alcohol.”

“Most people probably say you shouldn’t go outside, but my thing was that if nobody stops him he could easily come back,” said Zamora, who reiterated he called Lake of the Woods security twice before confronting the man.

Once outside, Zamora demanded the man to leave his property before being accosted with a threat. “He said, ‘If you don’t move and let me in the house I’m going to knock you the F--- out,” Zamora recounted.

According to Zamora, the man then took an aggressive step toward him before Zamora struck him with a punch, knocking him to the ground.

When the man stood, Zamora took him to the ground, maneuvered to full mount.

Zamora said he held the man there until Lake of the Woods security showed up and took him into custody before turning him over to Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

“There was no reaction, it was just instinctive,” Zamora said. “My thought was, ‘you’re not getting through me because I have females in the house.’ If I had to die defending my family then so be it.”

Zamora said he was interviewed by Lake of the Woods security and OCSO deputies, who assured him he did the right thing.

“They told me they understood because I was defending my home and family,” said Zamora, who just moved from Culpeper to Lake of the Woods with his family in August.

Zamora said this was the first time he ever felt he was forced to defend his home, but even doing so successfully doesn’t take away the uneasy feeling that remains.

“We have lived in places with much less security and that are much more accessible and this happens after we moved into a gated community,” Zamora said. “It’s just crazy.”


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My neck of the woods! Phone Post

 And he's a UGers :-)

Knockdown=ko? Cool story anyway sry to nitpick Phone Post

 that crazy drunken asshole is lucky the guy didn't start soccer kicking him in the head (ala Wandy) before the cops arrived

BrCutter - My neck of the woods! <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


Mine too! In Culpeper as we speak!

just like everyone else on the UG, i pretty much consider myself a badass. but if someone is threatening my wife, my daughters, and my home, im not gonna punch him with my fist, im gonna punch him with a .45 hollowpoint.

^^^Depends on the State that you live in. And I agree with Smashersnu.

ortman166 -  Knockdown=ko? Cool story anyway sry to nitpick Phone Post


 Title was shortened to fit space. One in news has more verbiage.



Also, the guy was intruding on the property, so intruder seems ok to use?



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According to Zamora, the man then took an aggressive step toward him before Zamora struck him with a punch, knocking him to the ground.


When the man stood, Zamora took him to the ground, maneuvered to full mount.





 

Please tell me Mr. Zamora rained down elbows from the mount...I'm sure the police would have understood!

If he sees this thread, I have a question...He mentions the security about a hundred times. Do you really put that much trust in your neighborhood security? Do they use off duty cops or something? Phone Post

Kirik -
ortman166 -  Knockdown=ko? Cool story anyway sry to nitpick Phone Post

 Title was shortened to fit space. One in news has more verbiage.

Also, the guy was intruding on the property, so intruder seems ok to use?

Oh, we'll actually when I first read it they both said ko, it's no biggie tho, and I don't have a problem with "intruder" because yeah he was in his property. Phone Post

Ok let me know if I'm reading too much into this, but I smell fish. I'm reading this article and 3 things stand out to me. 1. Drunk dude shows up at your back door, 2. You live in a gated community, and 3. (This smells the most) Drunk dude that shows up at your back door in your gated community tells you, an owner of a fight gym, "If you don't move and let me in the house I'm going to knock you the fuck out." Not "I'll fuck you up", I'll beat your ass", I'll fucking kill you" or the like, but "I'll fucking knock your ass out". Sounds to me like this guy must have known things about the owner of the house. Also sounds to me like Mr. Zamora should check his wife.




























But what do I know? I get punched in the head for a living. *shrug

Yves Edwards - Ok let me know if I'm reading too much into this, but I smell fish. I'm reading this article and 3 things stand out to me. 1. Drunk dude shows up at your back door, 2. You live in a gated community, and 3. (This smells the most) Drunk dude that shows up at your back door in your gated community tells you, an owner of a fight gym, "If you don't move and let me in the house I'm going to knock you the fuck out." Not "I'll fuck you up", I'll beat your ass", I'll fucking kill you" or the like, but "I'll fucking knock your ass out". Sounds to me like this guy must have known things about the owner of the house. Also sounds to me like Mr. Zamora should check his wife.




























But what do I know? I get punched in the head for a living. *shrug


And boom goes the dynamite.







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BrCutter - My neck of the woods! <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


Mine too! In Culpeper as we speak!

In VA here eastcoast used to race in culpepper area. Phone Post

Suess -  interesting

Yves Edwards - Ok let me know if I'm reading too much into this, but I smell fish. I'm reading this article and 3 things stand out to me. 1. Drunk dude shows up at your back door, 2. You live in a gated community, and 3. (This smells the most) Drunk dude that shows up at your back door in your gated community tells you, an owner of a fight gym, "If you don't move and let me in the house I'm going to knock you the fuck out." Not "I'll fuck you up", I'll beat your ass", I'll fucking kill you" or the like, but "I'll fucking knock your ass out". Sounds to me like this guy must have known things about the owner of the house. Also sounds to me like Mr. Zamora should check his wife.




























But what do I know? I get punched in the head for a living. *shrug

Winning!!! sounds to me dude got drunk and was wanting a piece of married Poonanny and in his drunken stooper forgot the banging married chicks rule #1 no phuckie while husband home or he mistaken their home for the married chick nextdoors home? Possibly Phone Post

Like a Boss !!!

SmasherSnu - just like everyone else on the UG, i pretty much consider myself a badass. but if someone is threatening my wife, my daughters, and my home, im not gonna punch him with my fist, im gonna punch him with a .45 hollowpoint.


Such a typically American pussy way out of things. Someone challenges your manhood so instead of fighting like a man you grab a gun like a bitch. Classic. If everyone actually had that mentally and went through with it your country would be falling at its knees worse than it already is.

Lake of the Woods is a gated community, but it more or less just has a gate at the entrance.  There is crime there and it is a large residential community (even with its own police).  It's in Orange and not in Culpeper (that's where he has his school).  There is definitely drug problems here and there in the small towns (like serious drugs, not like pot).  Zamora did good.  Props to him for defending his family.  Story could always come out different like, he did nothing, dude comes back and does really really bad things a couple hours later when they're asleep.  I have little ones and I would take no chances either.  Somebody tries to break in, skullfucking will commence.  



I say this as a simple, humble gangsta from the Culpeper area.