Video from the fitness center of a Tampa, FL apartment complex's gym shows a woman exercising when a man grabbed her and pinned her to the ground. But the woman, a self-described bodybuilder, kept fighting back!
Nashali Alma said she was working out alone when she saw a gym patron she recognized and let him inside. The man reportedly approached her and tried to touch her. Alma told deputies she pushed the man, yelling for him to back off. “He started chasing me around the bench, and we ended up on the other side of the gym,” Alma said in the video that the sheriff’s office posted on social media. In that part of the gym, a camera captured the man trying to pin Alma to the floor, but she repeatedly hit the man even as he pulled her to the ground, video shows.
Deputies in a news release said the man eventually let go, allowing Alma to run to safety. He was caught within 24 hours and faces charges of “sexual battery, false imprisonment, and kidnapping.”