“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.
“Hendrix, a bishop in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said it was the first time in 30 years of practicing martial arts that he’s used the sword. He didn’t swing it at the man, only showing him he had it.
“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. ‘As he was coming through the fence, this is where I drew down on him and told him to get down on the ground,’ Hendrix told Fox13Now.com. He continued, ‘he was staring down 29 inches of razor.’”
That’s pretty badass. Reminds me of “Cryptonomicon.”
“Ronald Reagan has a stack of three by five cards in his lap. He skids up a new one: ‘What advice do you, as the youngest American fighting man ever to win both the Navy Cross and the Silver Star, have for any young Marines on their way to Guadalcanal?’
“Shaftoe doesn’t have to think very long…
“‘Just kill the one with the sword first.’
“‘Smarrrt — you target them because they’re the officers, right?’
“‘No, f–khead!’ Shaftoe yells. ‘You kill ‘em because they’ve got f–king swords! You ever had anyone running at you waving a f–king sword?’”