What you see here is actual security camera footage of a break-in at the new Tapout Training Center in Las Vegas on Sunday morning. Seems this criminal mastermind decided to smash the front door of an MMA gym and then take his time carrying out a bunch of merchandise that seems like it would be difficult/not that profitable to resell on the street, and all without really bothering to cover his face or conceal his identity. The footage makes it hard to get a good look at him, but according to our friend The Fight Nerd, the owner of the Tapout facility is looking to dispense a little MMA street justice if he can get his hands on this dude:
“It’s the principle of the whole thing, it’s not even how much or what the value of what he took is. He broke into the gym and that’s not a good thing to do… you don’t break into this facility and get away scot free. We will find this person and he will get dealt with. I don’t know if that person realizes exactly who we are and what we do and when we find this guy, he will know exactly what industry we are in.”
Oh, man. He played the ‘do you know who we are?’ card. That’s some Robert DeNiro/Joe Pesci stuff right there. Anyone who might know who this guy is, the people at the Tapout Training Center would like you to give them a call. Though after reading that comment from the owner, maybe it would be best to just call the Vegas P.D. and handle this situation through the proper legal channels. If my gut is correct and the guy in the video turns out to be Gabriel Gonzaga, it’s going to be a sad, sad day for the MMA community.