Fencing coach foils robbery with sword
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - A fencing instructor foiled a robbery this week, and he was even dressed to do battle as he chased down the suspected thieves.His choice was to grab his epee and run after the thieves screaming bloody murder. Apparently, it worked like a charm, because when they saw a man armed with a sword advancing on them rapidly, they dropped their illicitly obtained goods and ran shrieking from the scene.
Franco Scaramuzza said he always tries to be aware of his surroundings, so when the crime unfolded right in front of him last Tuesday in Bellevue, he knew he had one choice.
Folks, I want you to consider how that must have looked from the goblin's standpoint. Here they are, having pulled off the caper of the century where they sprayed an elderly couple with pepper spray and took the woman's purse, when all of a sudden some dude in full fencing regalia comes running at them with a sword in his hand.
I don't know if it happened or not, but I like to think that the police had to hose out the squad car after picking these two up from the trout pond in their trousers after that experience...
That is all.
Thanks to Jacqueline in Texas for this awesome story!