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Exclusive: 10-Weeks Pregnant, Delaware County Woman Breaks Attacker’s Leg
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com ^ | 07/23/2011 | n/a

Posted on 07/23/2011 7:39:52 PM PDT by massmike

Ten weeks pregnant, Lindsay O’Brien 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.

That’s when O’Brien says she drew on her 3.5 years of kick-box training, leveling a kick at the suspect’s shin, shattering it in two places.

Officers say they found Matthews, screaming in pain, lying on the street.

O’Brien says after being checked out at the hospital, her baby is fine.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: delaware; philadelphia
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1 posted on 07/23/2011 7:39:55 PM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

wow. what kind of kick is that?


2 posted on 07/23/2011 7:42:39 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: massmike

I bet he sues.


3 posted on 07/23/2011 7:46:33 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...

ping


4 posted on 07/23/2011 7:46:56 PM PDT by Tribune7 (We're flat broke, but he thinks these solar shingles and really fast trains will magically save us.)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

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.


5 posted on 07/23/2011 7:48:30 PM PDT by MtnClimber (A government powerful enough to tell you what to eat can tell you when you can breathe.)
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To: massmike

Not guilty. Anyone who wants to tell her different, feel free to do so.


6 posted on 07/23/2011 7:49:30 PM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: massmike
There is a God after all.

Well done, Mom-to-be.

7 posted on 07/23/2011 7:49:48 PM PDT by stboz
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To: massmike
Vaughn Matthews, a career criminal with a dozen arrests going back 19 years,

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?

8 posted on 07/23/2011 7:49:48 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: MtnClimber

I think I learned that from Mitch Rapp ;-)

A great happy ending story!


9 posted on 07/23/2011 7:50:11 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Rembrandt

He might but he broke her wrist and punched her before she defended herself.


10 posted on 07/23/2011 7:53:36 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: massmike

Philadelphia isn’t far from Amish country.

Just sayin’.


11 posted on 07/23/2011 7:53:53 PM PDT by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass
If it is what I am thinking of, they train doing a lot of kicking with the tops of their feet. Best way I can describe it is stand up, put one foot out in front of you, lift it up, bend your leg at a 45 degree angle inward, push your toes down in midair, kick at the feller's leg in front of you with the top of your foot.

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.

12 posted on 07/23/2011 7:54:26 PM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: Rembrandt

“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;)


13 posted on 07/23/2011 7:55:30 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: massmike

“Officers say they found Matthews, screaming in pain, lying on the street.”

I love a funny happy ending.


14 posted on 07/23/2011 7:57:01 PM PDT by Salamander (I'm your pain.)
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To: KrisKrinkle

Not me. I don’t want my leg broken.


15 posted on 07/23/2011 7:57:23 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: massmike

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.

16 posted on 07/23/2011 7:57:23 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: driftdiver

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.


17 posted on 07/23/2011 8:01:36 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: massmike
I guess she's a nominee for an Honorary Texas Ranger Award.

18 posted on 07/23/2011 8:04:38 PM PDT by Waverunner (I'd like to welcome our new overlords, say hello to my little friend)
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To: coloradan

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.


19 posted on 07/23/2011 8:05:10 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: massmike

>> 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.


20 posted on 07/23/2011 8:06:26 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

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)


21 posted on 07/23/2011 8:06:52 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Pollster1

Ain’t she tough enough!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIhlOjmwHXU


22 posted on 07/23/2011 8:07:29 PM PDT by dennisw (NZT -- works better if you're already smart)
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To: massmike

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.


23 posted on 07/23/2011 8:08:12 PM PDT by GBA
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To: Pollster1

Babe o the week just don't get on her fighting side.

24 posted on 07/23/2011 8:10:01 PM PDT by dennisw (NZT -- works better if you're already smart)
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To: massmike
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.

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.

25 posted on 07/23/2011 8:12:27 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Christian Engineer Mass
"wow. what kind of kick is that?"

One bad-ass kick, that's what! Just ask ol' Vaughn Matthews!

And btw, 10 weeks preggers is not even beginning to show...

26 posted on 07/23/2011 8:14:53 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Pollster1

WOW! Wonder Woman lives!!!


27 posted on 07/23/2011 8:15:05 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

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.


28 posted on 07/23/2011 8:16:56 PM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: nerdwithagun

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.


29 posted on 07/23/2011 8:29:19 PM PDT by MtnClimber (A government powerful enough to tell you what to eat can tell you when you can breathe.)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

Probably either a front snap kick or a side kick.

Don’t mess with pregnant women, they are insane.


30 posted on 07/23/2011 8:31:20 PM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian - "I once was lost, but now am found; was blind but now I see")
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To: southernnorthcarolina
Philadelphia isn’t far from Amish country.

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.

31 posted on 07/23/2011 8:31:28 PM PDT by Stentor ( "All cults of personality begin as high drama and end as low comedy.")
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To: nerdwithagun

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.


32 posted on 07/23/2011 8:34:46 PM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian - "I once was lost, but now am found; was blind but now I see")
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To: Nervous Tick

>> 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.


33 posted on 07/23/2011 8:36:06 PM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian - "I once was lost, but now am found; was blind but now I see")
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To: bvw

Shin, not chin. I read it the same way initially.


34 posted on 07/23/2011 8:37:13 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((((( )))))
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To: massmike

Ahh shame a broken Holder’s Peoples.


35 posted on 07/23/2011 8:37:25 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: KrisKrinkle

I’m not even gonna ask who was the brave soul who knocked her up...


36 posted on 07/23/2011 8:50:26 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: reaganaut

Saw my daughter, a kickboxer, demolish three karate women from Anchorage by deflecting their punch with a straight-leg shoulder-high kick.


37 posted on 07/23/2011 9:01:50 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... Iowa 61)
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To: southernnorthcarolina

Frankford El Train?

I am quite familiar with this transportation system - I recall in also being called “The African Queen”.


38 posted on 07/23/2011 9:13:27 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: ArmyTeach

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.


39 posted on 07/23/2011 9:14:32 PM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian - "I once was lost, but now am found; was blind but now I see")
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To: Christian Engineer Mass


40 posted on 07/23/2011 9:29:36 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: massmike

If I was her after breaking his leg I would’ve twisted that bad boy so bad he’d have sh1t his pants.


41 posted on 07/23/2011 9:43:42 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: massmike

Good for her!!


42 posted on 07/23/2011 11:24:17 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Christian Engineer Mass
A kick of self preservation and desperation, they can be quite devastating.
43 posted on 07/23/2011 11:51:29 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Obama may not be a natural born citizen, but there is no denying that he is a natural born liar.)
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To: massmike
O’Brien says she drew on her 3.5 years of kick-box training, leveling a kick at the suspect’s shin, shattering it in two places

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. :)

44 posted on 07/23/2011 11:52:59 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: Pollster1

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.


45 posted on 07/24/2011 12:19:26 AM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: kcvl

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.


46 posted on 07/24/2011 12:46:13 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts; kcvl

Not the same woman.


47 posted on 07/24/2011 7:28:08 AM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian - "I once was lost, but now am found; was blind but now I see")
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To: reaganaut

Who said it was?


48 posted on 07/24/2011 7:42:56 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

The way your post was worded, made it seem like you thought that was how the woman kicked.


49 posted on 07/24/2011 8:22:28 AM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian - "I once was lost, but now am found; was blind but now I see")
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To: massmike

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.


50 posted on 07/24/2011 12:27:11 PM PDT by HonestConservative (http://www.freedomradiorocks.com)
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