A man in Millcreek, UT, once again demonstrated the benefits of an armed citizenry yesterday. But this incident was a bit different from the norm.
Kent Hendrix was awakened yesterday by his son pounding on his bedroom door. His son advised him that someone was being mugged outside.
As a good citizen, Hendrix threw on some clothes. He then grabbed a weapon and wen to assist. Several other neighbors did so as well.
There was indeed an altercation in progress. A woman – a neighbor of Hendrix’s – was being assaulted by a male acquaintance. Hendrix intervened, drawing his weapon.
Hendrix’s weapon was a bit unusual, though: a samurai sword (katana) with a 29″ blade. Seems Hendrix is a martial-arts instructor and trains with swords regularly. He reportedly owned this particular sword for 20 years and keeps it by his bed at night. He’d grabbed it as he was leaving his bedroom.
The man reportedly was stunned when he saw Hendrix draw his sword and come towards him. (No word on whether or not he wet himself.) The attacker immediately fled, dropping a Chap-Stick as he did so.
Hendrix was barefoot, and thus unable to catch the attacker. But he recovered the Chap-Stick, and got close enough to get the license plate number of the attacker’s car as he drove off.
The attacker later turned himself in to local police.
Well done, Mr. Hendrix et al. Well done.