Carefully with Robbers!
The aggressive thug, turns out to be a street robber, with the loot still on him. An aggressive fellow like that, you just might need to hold very tight, too tight. That's what happened when the 53 year old card inspector tried to control the robber. The robber, fainted.
Guess what happened next: the police directly arrested the 53 year old card inspector and brought the criminal to the hospital for observation. The police now wants to charge the card inspector for excessive violence.
Police in The Netherlands do not solve many crimes, so most people do not even bother to report crimes, unless they need it for their insurance claim. But the Police and Justice departments are very keen to arrest and prosecute civilians who are to aggressive to criminals. They say, they will not allow it, that people take the law in their own hands. It's amazing, how twisted these guys are. They prosecutors website shows a long list of court cases against victims of crimes.
My tip: When you're a victim of a crime or violence. Restrain your self, take a deep breath, talk to your inner self, think: "don't hurt him, don't hurt him, don't hurt him" and then politely ask him why he is so angry on society.
See also: Robber dies