Skip to comments.Exclusive: 10-Weeks Pregnant, Delaware County Woman Breaks Attacker’s Leg
Posted on 07/23/2011 7:39:52 PM PDT by massmike
Ten weeks pregnant, Lindsay OBrien says she never thought twice about racing out of her Market Frankford El Train car at the 63rd St. Station last Wednesday when an alleged thief tried to steal her purse.
In an exclusive interview with Eyewitness News, the 28-year-old expectant mom from Delaware County says she chased Vaughn Matthews, a career criminal with a dozen arrests going back 19 years, down a stairwell, but when she tried to get her bag from him, he lashed out, breaking her wrist and punching her in the stomach.
Thats when OBrien says she drew on her 3.5 years of kick-box training, leveling a kick at the suspects shin, shattering it in two places.
Officers say they found Matthews, screaming in pain, lying on the street.
OBrien says after being checked out at the hospital, her baby is fine.
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wow. what kind of kick is that?
I bet he sues.
A front kick or a side kick to a firmly planted leg would do it. Especially if the knee was locked and not bent. This is also a good way to dislocate a knee backwards with a side kick just above the knee cap on a locked knee.
Not guilty. Anyone who wants to tell her different, feel free to do so.
Well done, Mom-to-be.
When will the day come that judges and/or parole boards and/or parole officers are held accountable for the crimes of the people they stupidly let back out on to the streets, when those people should instead be put away for life, or released from their mortal coil altogether?
I think I learned that from Mitch Rapp ;-)
A great happy ending story!
He might but he broke her wrist and punched her before she defended herself.
Philadelphia isn’t far from Amish country.
I am NOT giving the true specifics on the kick. I'm just giving the rough idea what it looks like. Watch a kickboxing match, they do it all the time and they can kick somebody in the face with it.
“I bet he sues.”
And presses charges against her, making her out to be the aggressor, with a hate crime enhancement, since she done be’s a white bitch!/s;)
“Officers say they found Matthews, screaming in pain, lying on the street.”
I love a funny happy ending.
Not me. I don’t want my leg broken.
She's cute, and I'm sure she'll raise great kids! He looks like a thug who's getting too old to work as a predator.
yep, and the baby could have been killed. A quick draw of a 9mm would have worked wonders. Every good man and woman should pack heat, period. Screw the illegal laws that have set us up to be sitting ducks.
I’m with you. Companies caught dumping toxic waste into public streams or soil pay big time. So should judges and parole people who dump known criminals on the the public.
>> Officers say they found Matthews, screaming in pain, lying on the street.
Sounds like a good place for him. Leave him there for a week or so.
I hope the *first* ambulance came for Ms. O’Brien and her baby.
One with lots of adrenlin and pissed off kick. Some ladies are not good victims, but it seems that their attackers can be great victims. A shattered bone is not easy to do...bless her heart...:O)
Ain’t she tough enough!!!!
He should be really popular where he’s going, especially after the pregnant woman he attempted to steal the purse from chased him down, kicked his ass and broke his shin in two places and left him screaming in pain. Yep, real popular.
That reads like he was one or two steps down from her. His shoulders level with her belly button. Perfect geometry for a devastating kick. Lucky he blocked it with his chin, a bit higher impact point and he could be dead.
One bad-ass kick, that's what! Just ask ol' Vaughn Matthews!
And btw, 10 weeks preggers is not even beginning to show...
WOW! Wonder Woman lives!!!
Front snap kick would be my guess. It is basically used to push your opponent away from you. You raise your leg, and then shoot it forward. Think kicking a door open.
What you are describing is a “roundhouse” style kick. Common in kickboxing in blows to the side of the body or the head and relies on velocity as there is not much mass behind the blow. A front kick is done kicking straight forward and striking usually with the ball of the foot and toes curled back to avoid breaking them. This kick is usually to the solar plexus, though a kick to the groin could also be done with a football style kick using the top of the foot. The front kick can have considerable mass behind the blow if leaning into the kick. A side kick is a twisting blow giving a strike with the side of the heel. The side kick can have high mass behind it due to the twisting motion of the body. In kickboxing any blow to break a leg would be a disqualification so would not be practiced. But, anyone familiar with the body and martial arts would know the ease of breaking the leg of an attacker not protecting against it.
Probably either a front snap kick or a side kick.
Don’t mess with pregnant women, they are insane.
Dude! Sometimes eastbound traffic is backed up on the Schuylkill expressway with all the buggies carrying criminals into town. The other criminals take the Paoli local in from the Main Line. Wayne, Bryn Mawr and Devon are the criminal nests. There are times I have to go to West Philly for safety. How long will the law abiding citizens of Philadelphia tolerate this ex-urban and suburban crime wave.
Sounds like you are describing a roundhouse kick. I wouldn’t have used that for anything below the waist, front and sides usually have more power, but it depends on the person.
And yes, it is a common kick in kickboxing.
>> Officers say they found Matthews, screaming in pain, lying on the street.
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I love that he broke her wrist, punched her in the stomach and HE is the one lying on the street bawling.
Goes to show, criminals are sissies.
Shin, not chin. I read it the same way initially.
Ahh shame a broken Holder’s Peoples.
I’m not even gonna ask who was the brave soul who knocked her up...
Saw my daughter, a kickboxer, demolish three karate women from Anchorage by deflecting their punch with a straight-leg shoulder-high kick.
Frankford El Train?
I am quite familiar with this transportation system - I recall in also being called “The African Queen”.
I’d believe it. I was on the kickboxing team in college until I blew out my knee. You can get some great high kicks.
I miss kickboxing. I still keep in shape but I’m nowhere able to do what I used to.
If I was her after breaking his leg I would’ve twisted that bad boy so bad he’d have sh1t his pants.
Good for her!!
Don't you love it when some scrote picks on the wrong female. :)
Too bad she didn't deliver a second somewhat higher on his anatomy, or maybe she did and no one wants to mention it. :)
Somehow I knew she’d look something like that. But then again one of my wife’s former students runs a Tae Kwon Do school, and I watch their videos. Plus my granddaughter, 6, is a yellow belt in Tang Soo Do, another Korean Discipline, and I’ve gone to their tournament. You see lots of gals, of all ethnic groups, that have that look. I certainly would not want to be messing with any of the older ones. Or my wife’s former student, who has 3 kids herself now. Not sure I’d want to mess with her. I take that back I’m sure I wouldn’t want to mess with her.
poor alignment of the ankle and knee joints. The leg needs to swing in a plane from the hip with all joints alinged to the plane. Weak. If she broke a mans leg, he had to be seriously deficient in calcium.
Not the same woman.
Who said it was?
The way your post was worded, made it seem like you thought that was how the woman kicked.
Apparently, you CAN get to heaven on the Frankford El. /s
Just one more kick might have sent him to .....well then again, maybe not heaven.