Jonathan Martin may be best known as the victim of the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal, but he's apparently a pretty tough guy.
And not just because he's an offensive lineman in the NFL. Check out his tweet from Thursday afternoon:
Just took a dude out trying to rob a Versace store #CivicDuty— Jonathan A. Martin (@J_Martin71) January 9, 2015
And just in case you were wondering exactly what he meant by "took a dude out," Martin tweeted out this visual a few hours later:
Martin told Yahoo! Sports that he and a former college teammate were shopping at the Beverly Center on Thursday afternoon when he saw two men trying to shoplift a purse from the Versace Collection store a few yards away from him.
While the first shoplifter got away, Martin said, the 49ers tackle was able to help the security guard subdue the other would-be robber by punching him "five to eight times," eventually knocking him to the floor.
“I didn't even think,” Martin said. “I just reacted. It wasn't till later when [my friend] said, 'He could have had a gun.' I didn't even think about it. I just wanted to help.”
He added: “It took maybe 30 seconds. It all happened so fast you don't really think about it. You just sort of react.”
Interestingly, the security guard declined to comment to Yahoo! on Thursday night.
Nonetheless, folks probably will think twice about bullying Martin again.
But cyberbullying? Maybe not ...
So Jonathan Martin can stand up to robbers, but not teammates?— Gil Alcaraz IV (@GilAlcarazIV) January 9, 2015
Fully expecting Jonathan Martin to tell us next he pushed Rob Konrad off that boat -- while Joe Philbin watched in silence. #Dolphins— Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) January 9, 2015
@J_Martin71 but you still suck at football— SammySosa (@SamueL_Heineken) January 9, 2015
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