Now this is a Bulletproof Monk.

A Buddhist monk who was robbed of his wallet while at a lottery machine inside of a South Philly gas station on Jan. 3 chose not to take the path of least resistance and instead chased after and grabbed his assailant, video of the incident shows.

Unfortunately, the robber - who is obviously not familiar with the concept of karma - escaped the scene with the victim's money and now police are asking for the public's help in identifying the assailant.

According to authorities, the robber was inside of a Sunoco gas station on Broad Street near Webster when the 61-year-old victim, who was dressed in an orange robe - as is traditional for Buddhist monks - entered the store. A police spokeswoman confirmed that the victim is indeed a monk.

The victim was at lottery machine, as can be seen on surveillance video, when the robber came up to his left side and stole his wallet, which contained $350, out of his hand, police said.

The monk immediately ran after the suspect and he was able to struggle with him outside of the store for a few moments before the much-larger robber pushed the monk to the ground.

Apparently unfazed, the monk got right back up and went to the suspect's car window, where he appeared to be trying to prevail to the robber's better nature before the assailant drove off.

Anyone with information on the case is urged to call the Philadelphia Police Department's tip line at 215-686-8477.