Friday, September 4, 2009

Bat-wielding would-be robber beaten with a sword

I would never recommend a sword as a self defense weapon, but when its the only thing around you do what you have to do.

I found this article especially funny because of the debate between James and the Dirty Austrian Lib on gun control. The lib asked James when was the last time someone robbed a bank with a sword. James has pledged to post crimes committed with swords and until he does that I thought self defense with a sword was just as good.

Bat-wielding would-be robber beaten with a sword
29 commentsby Tessa Muggeridge - Sept. 4, 2009 10:22 AM
The Arizona Republic

A man apparently tried to rob an acquaintance by beating him with a baseball bat and was seriously hurt when the victim fought back with a sword, authorities said.

The would-be robber remains hospitalized Friday. Police have not released names.

Authorities said the incident Thursday began after the two men went to a check-cashing store together and then to the victim's home near Indian School Road and 47th Avenue.
"The victim allowed the suspect to come into his home and cool off" from the heat, Phoenix Police spokesman Luis Samudio said

The visitor, identified only as a 39-year-old man, pulled out a bat and struck his 30-year-old acquaintance on the shoulder, Samudio said. Authorities suspect the attacker planned to rob the victim.

After a struggle, the victim ran into a bedroom and armed himself with a sword, police said. The victim reportedly struck the suspect with the sword several times.

"It's the suspect that suffered the serious injuries," Samudio said.

The suspect fled the home and ended up at an apartment complex near the Black Canyon Freeway and West Camelback Road about four miles away. A resident at the complex called 911 after seeing a person bleeding, Samudio said.

The suspect is expected to be released in the next couple of days, police said. He faces charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault.

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