Taekwondo expert foils attackers:

Three people who tried to rob a 42-year-old man in Bradenton early this morning may wish they had chosen a different target.

Two men and a woman approached a man in the parking lot of Health Care America, 3600 Cortez Road W., just after midnight, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said. The woman pointed a handgun at him and demanded his jewelry.

The man, who is a tae kwon do expert, pushed the gun away and kicked the woman in the face before fleeing across a street to a Shell gas station to call 911, deputies said.