Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Don't Bring a Crowbar to a Sword Fight
A habitual offender with 29 prior arrests had been released from a year in county jail just days before. He probably had some ideas in mind of what he would do when he got back on the streets. Being confronted by a college student whose garage he was burgling was probably not in his plans. That the student might be armed with a samurai sword probably never crossed his mind. Having his arm chopped nearly off before he died came as a surprise, I expect.