“I picked up the sword and thought this would be a good idea,” Rosin told police
“According to the report, the man then pulled a sword, or possibly a machete, from his waistband and threatened the victim with it, perhaps providing a context clue for the meaning of the word “slotted” in the process.”
“A surly, sword-wielding Starbucks customer led Edmonds police on a high-speed chase Sunday afternoon.”
I wonder if his courting attempt was successful…
“When officers responded, they found the same man as the previous two calls on the first floor of the apartment complex. He was carrying a large sword, not a golf club, and had slashed and damaged several apartment doors and the hallway with the sword.
“He had his big sword and came through here all up and down, from way down at the far side of the hallway, just swinging his sword back and forth,” said Joseph Thomas, who lives in the building.”
“”She was taking the knives and swords and flinging them into the ground like one of those artists movies. She’s been doing it for about two weeks now,” he said.”
This particular incident is of note as it features a female antagonist (the only one I’ve discovered so far) and a weapon, a machete, that is known for its high intimidation factor and the brutal wounds it can inflict.
“Investigators said the 21-year-old man’s crime spree began earlier in the day when forced his way into an apartment in Des Moines and robbed the victim of a sword at gunpoint. “
“A neighbor told officers the half-nude man yelled “you shoot me I’ll fight you with steel or a sword!” before going back inside. “
“After a 7-hour standoff, sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man who threatened several people with a sword before barricading himself in his house early Friday. “
“Covered in blood, the homeowner fled to his neighbor’s home and asked for help.”
“While officers searched the area around Midvale Avenue and Nesbit Avenue North where they believed the suspect was hiding, the 39-year-old male emerged from hiding holding a 3-foot-long sword, according to police.”