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Ken Shamrock committed ‘strong-armed robbery’ multiple times at age 10

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In a recent podcast documentary series, Ken Shamrock revealed that he committed a string of strong-armed robberies as a 10-year-old.

Ken Shamrock found himself in a desperate situation at a young age.

Shamrock recently took part in a deep-dive podcast documentary series titled A Fighter’s Legacy. Shamrock told the program about how he committed multiple robberies and ended up in the hospital at age 10.

“I was on the run for, I don’t know, three or four months—living out of a car. I robbed five or six different stores,” Shamrock revealed. “Strong-armed robbery, which I was wanted for. So, when I finally got caught, I got stabbed behind a 7-11—which was behind the Pueblo Vista school. And then I woke up in a hospital, handcuffed to a bed.”

Strong-armed robbery is a specific type of larceny that is committed with a threat of force or intimidation that usually does not involve a weapon. For example, someone may pretend to have a gun or threaten violence in an effort to commit a robbery.

This three or four month stint occurred four years before he met Frank Shamrock and would later be adopted by Bob Shamrock.

A Fighter’s Legacy co-creator Nate Evans appeared on Bloody Elbow’s Pull No Punches podcast with Kajan Johnson and Shakiel Mahjouri to talk more about the project. A Fighter’s Legacy features long-form interviews with iconic fighters like Randy Couture, Wanderlei Silva and Minotauro Nogueira. as well as the people in their lives.