That’s not a sword

“Now this is a sword.” Peace through superior firepower, they always say:

It happened this past Friday night [14 August] at the Perry Market in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Two unknown juveniles ran into the store, one of whom was brandishing a sword or very large knife.

The unknown man holding the sword ran behind the counter to demand cash, and that’s when the store clerk reached for a blade of his own: a full-length scimitar.

And just like that, battle was joined in the aisles of a Pittsburgh corner store — for a few seconds, anyways.

Security-camera video, intermixed with TV coverage, at the link. The perp, once he saw that blade coming for him, fled.

(Via R. Francis Smith.)


  1. fillyjonk »

    23 August 2015 · 12:36 pm

    Similarly, there’s this wonderful story, which a friend who actually does fencing found online.

    I love that story.

  2. CGHill »

    23 August 2015 · 1:16 pm

    And it fits so well.

  3. Brett »

    23 August 2015 · 2:02 pm

    In the end, there can be only one.

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