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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Samurai sword-wielding Mormon bishop helped a neighbor woman escape a Tuesday morning attack by a man who had been stalking her.
Kent Hendrix woke up Tuesday to his teenage son pounding on his bedroom door and telling him somebody was being mugged in front of their house. The 47-year-old father of six rushed out the door and grabbed the weapon closest to him — a 29-inch high carbon steel Samurai sword.
He came upon what he describes as a melee between a woman and a man. His son stayed inside to call 911 while he approached the man along with other neighbors who came to help. The martial arts instructor didn't hesitate in drawing the sword and yelling at him to get on the ground.
"His eyes got as big as saucers and he kind of gasped and jumped back," Hendrix said by phone Tuesday afternoon. "He's probably never had anyone draw a sword on him before."
While a Samurai sword is not a firearm it does illustrate having any weapon is better than none. The look on the BGs face had to be priceless.
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You know, as much as I expect some thugs are frightened when a gun is pulled on them, something tells me that a sword is much less expected and therefore much more frightening.
"Aw ****, he got a gun."
"HOLY ****! That crazy ***** got a sword!"
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I'd definitely rather be shot than have someone hacking on me with a sword.
I'm just glad that he didn't bring it to a gun fight.
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I saw that.
The guy was a 4th degree black belt. If he would've left the sword inside and used his hands and feet to subdue him in a non-lethal way, the guy would've never been able to run away.
I think he brought out a weapon he wasn't prepared to use and was not justified in using.
Life is about service.
The man ran down the street with the barefoot Hendrix and others in pursuit. Hendrix said he couldn't catch the man before he fled in his car, but he picked up ChapStick that the man dropped and memorized his license plate.
"I yelled at him, 'I've got your DNA and I've got your license plate: You are so done,'" Hendrix said.
The suspect, 37-year-old Grant Eggersten, turned himself in to police an hour later, said Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal. He was booked on charges of robbery, attempted burglary, trespassing and violation of a stalking injunction.
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I have a set of 440 carbon steel swords, the longer one a "Katana" the shorter one a "Wakizashi" and I know enough on how to use them and if I could not acquire my firearm then one or both of these would serve me well when dealing with some criminal. I also have a wooden sword called a "Bokken" that can do damage as well. It's made from Oak. I'd use that too.
I'd have no problem slicing off something or slashing some thug from stem to stern to protect my life and limb. The Mormon Bishop used whatever was available and a Katana did the trick. The bad guy was stopped and later actually turned himself in because of some identifying things.
Good for this guy. The government wants to strip us of our rights and weapons, but this just proves we need them in any form.
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Saw that on the news this morning. Proves a sword in the hand is better than one in a museum!
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He did what he had to do to stop an innocent person from being attacked and was aware enough to get the license plate and the BG turned himself into the police. I am not sure where there is anything negative about this.