A British tourist foiled a Central Park mugger with his best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu moves yesterday — pinning the perp on the ground until cops arrived, witnesses told The Post.
Gaston Cavalleri, 32, had just started working out with a pal at about 8:30 p.m. when he saw two girls running after the alleged attacker, screaming that he’d stolen one’s bag.
“I said to my friend, ‘Hey, do you mind if I leave you for a second?’ ” Cavalleri, a published author and personal trainer, told The Post.
“And then I just took off to get the guy. I just saw him running and I grabbed him.”
The 32-year-old hero pinned the mugger — who begged to be released — and held him for cops, who hauled him off in cuffs.
Cavalleri, who grew up in London, said he’s spending three weeks in New York City before deciding where to visit next.
He had spent four years in South America — including time in Brazil, where he learned the moves he used yesterday.
New York Post - July 7, 2012 - By Bill Sanderson
Central Pk. mug foiled