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Cops say Gian Davis, 30, approached two local college kids at around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday and asked them for change, NBC New York reported.
When the men said no, Davis then asked if he could use one of their cell phones to call a cab.
When one of the men replied that he'd call a cab for him, Davis asked to shake the man's hand but then tried to snatch the man's phone, the Newark Star-Ledger reported.
Davis grabbed the man and began hitting him in the head, prompting his pal - who had wrestled in high school - to put Davis in a headlock.
Police sources told NBC the man's grip was so strong that Davis choked to death.
The two men stayed on the scene, and when police arrived, Davis was unconscious. He was pronounce dead less than an hour later at University Hospital.
The ex-wrestler and his friend have not been charged, and Essex County prosecutor assistant prosecutor Tom Fennelly told NBC they were cooperating with police.
Davis' rap sheet included arrests for assault and theft, and he was last released from prison on July 22.
When will these guys learn that muggin' and robbin' don't pay like it used to. Folks are fighting back nowadays.(smh)
MySource: NY Daily News