Tuesday, October 1, 2013

I Dare You...

... to read this story and not pump your fist in the air and yell "YES!" even just a little...

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.

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.
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.

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!

10 comments:

Dave H said...

Scaramuzza. Is that a Sicilian name?

Stretch said...

"The quickest way to a man's heart is with a sword."

Anonymous said...

Touché!

Gerry

Jeff B said...

Dude would have been legend if he'd shouted "My name is Inigo Montoya... Prepare to die!" when he drew his sword.

Anonymous said...

I'd prefer "Blood and souls for my Lord Arioch!"

Yes, I've read Elric the Melnebonian, why do you ask?

notDilbert said...

it was a an epee -- more like a very long Bar-B-Q skewer than a sword/saber and hard to see.



Based on the photo I'm thinking he looked more like an enraged Mime charging them. That's enough to scare anybody.

PA State Cop said...

Prefer a Sabre myself.

ShallNotBeInfringed said...

+1 to Dave for the first tpb reference and I would parry with a query about the number of fingers the bg's had.

Ed said...

Better a machete than an epee.
After all, it is just a gardening tool used for clearing unwanted vegetation.

Jim said...

Real Gunnies use the Cutlass.

The .44 Mag of blades.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX