Monday, August 20, 2012

Additions of the Weird Kind...

A whole *bunch* of folks sent this one in. I guess the WTF factor was enough to get a bunch of folks to send it to me...

Man wielding sword in Dairy Queen dies after being shot by employee

A masked man wielding a sword tried to rob a central valley Dairy Queen on Sunday afternoon but was shot and killed by an employee, Las Vegas police said.

Homicide Lt. Ray Steiber said that although rare, robbery attempts with swords have occurred in the Las Vegas Valley.

So, apparently even ninjas lose in Vegas and are forced to hold up ice cream parlors in order to further their gambling habits... It is interesting to see that they make mention of the gun being registered - Clark County, NV requires that gun owners register all handguns - when the state itself does not require registration and NV has a "pre-emption" law... I also like that they interviewed someone who said they weren't allowed to carry at work, but that the incident was "nuts".

Yeah, "nuts" about sums up someone trying to rob a Dairy Queen with a sword...

Dead Goblin Count: 319

That is all.

7 comments:

Glenn B said...

Seems lkike a good shoot given the scasnty info from the press.

As for Clark County pistol registration, I am pretty sure it is allowed because it was grandfathered under current state law due to the registration requirement having been in effect before 1989 and because Clark County had a population above 400,000.

As for the state, they require a permit for concealed carry.

All the best,
GB

ASM826 said...

Yes sir, because if I was going to rob a Dairy Queen, it would be with a spoon.

Dave H said...

ASM826: I'd use a shop vac. A very clean one.

V-man said...

You think this guy would have learned after this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anEuw8F8cpE

Steve Endow said...
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Anonymous said...

The sword problem isn't unheard of. A man killed two people with a sword at my local Albertson's grocery store several years ago. It was horrific.

http://articles.latimes.com/2003/jun/30/local/me-slasher30

Of course, we in So. Cal. can't get CCWs, so people had to fight the guy with grocery store items until the police showed up and killed him.

Bryan Caskey said...

Sounds like bringing a sword to a gunfight doesn't work out much better than bringing a knife.