Man strikes ‘Karate Kid’ pose before stealing purse: Police

SWANSEA, South Carolina (AP) – Police said a man launched into Mr Miyagi’s famous crane kick pose before stealing a purse at a gas station in South Carolina.

Swansea police posted phot-os from surveillance video on Facebook showing the man striking the pose from the 1984 film The Karate Kid.

Police said the man took the purse from a vehicle at a gas station last Saturday.

The photos show him holding the one-legged stance that Mr Miyagi taught Daniel LaRusso in the movie.

Police said the pose appears to be the man’s “unique” ritual.

Police said in a Tuesday post that the man has been identified and warrants are forthcoming.

News outlets report the man’s name and charges weren’t available on Wednesday morning.