Four men cornered John Wood in an alleyway off Lynn Road, Wisbech, last night, as he emerged from Frank’s Fish & Chip Shop.
But, despite suffering a stab wound which required 18 stitches, the 37-year-old floored all four of his attackers – and left with his dinner intact.
Mr Wood, who trained in martial arts as a teenager, said: “The men stopped me and demanded my phone and wallet. I told them if they wanted it, come and get it.
“They all came at me at once. I kicked two of them in the leg. I used to do a little bit of aikido and I remembered to go for the knees. They fell to the floor and couldn’t get up.
As I did that another clipped me in the face. I turned around and hit him and he fell.
“I turned around again and the other one came at me with what I thought was a knife. He just lunged and I felt a sharp twang in my side. I grabbed his hands so he couldn’t bring it out and stab again.
“I pulled it out myself, disarmed him and then hit him. I think he was knocked out. “Then I just got in my car and left.
I didn’t even drop the chips. It was all done one-handed. They weren’t even squashed when I got home!”
Mr Wood, who owns the Marshland Arms, in Marshland St James, returned to his fiancée’s house after the incident, which happened shortly after 9pm.
Mr Wood said: “The screwdriver deflected off my ribs apparently. It was a millimetre away from going into my lung. If it had gone through that it would have hit my liver.
“I was very lucky. If it had been a couple of inches over it could have been me lying in the alleyway.
“I dread to think what would have happened if it was somebody else in that situation. My fiancée was going to go but I said it was dangerous. I would never have forgiven myself if I had let her go.”
WOW…I BET THOSE 4 ARE SITTING AROUND LICKING THEIR WOUNDS WONDERING WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED!!! LOL