A female MMA hunter punched an alleged thief in the head after he stole her cell phone.
The woman, who has only been identified as Brisa, said last week that her phone was snatched in the Mar del Plata tourist resort in Buenos Aires.
The 20-year-old and a friend gave chase as he ran away.
A group of workers stopped the fleeing man and Brisa reached for her phone.
Then she hit the man several times on the head.
Brisa, who practices mixed martial arts, managed to trap the alleged thief – despite being only 4’9 “tall.
Footage from the incident shows her pulling his hair.
She walks away at the end of the clip and makes it bleed.
Before doing that, Brisa shouts, “Son of an asshole, get a job!
“Do you think I’m locked up at work all day so you can steal from me in three seconds?”
Police later arrived and took the man in handcuffs away.
The theft is under investigation.
Brisa later explained that she was full of ‘hate’ because she had been saving for months to buy the new smartphone.
She said during an interview on the TV show ‘Nosotros a La Manana’: “I worked all day during a pandemic with a reduced salary and I refused to accept that this man came by and in three seconds more than half of earned my wages.
Hopefully this man will never steal again.
“I was lucky because I know how to defend myself while practicing MMA, but I don’t want it to happen to anyone else.”
She added, “I’m proud of how I’ve acted and I don’t regret anything.”