I'm thinking this would certainly be one way to get your morning work-out!
If nothing else, it would make for a good way to get your juices flowing! I can just see it now...one fool trying to chop the head off of a neighbor! One of the scariest parts of this whole story is the fact that both of these guys had such ready access to swords and machetes!
Looks to me like these boys are going all medieval on one another! A nice change of pace from guns, to say the least!
Collision prompts Sunnyside sword fight
SUNNYSIDE, Wash. — A hit-and-run collision Wednesday followed by a brief sword fight led police to arrest a 25-year-old man for assault.
About 4 p.m., the Sunnyside man spotted a 27-year-old rival and intentionally rammed his 1981 Ford F-150 pickup into the man’s vehicle as he backed out of his driveway in the 100 block of South 11th Street, said Charlotte Hinderlider, Sunnyside police spokeswoman.
The alleged assailant brandished a sword, swinging it at his enemy, who had climbed out of his own vehicle, Hinderlider said.
The suspect fell, giving the victim time to pick up a machete that happened to be laying in his yard and defend himself from his alleged attacker, Hinderlider said. Meanwhile, the victim’s mother, still in the vehicle, dialed 9-1-1 from her cellular phone.
After minutes at most, the attacker left in his truck and police caught up with him at a house several blocks away in the 1400 block of South Sixth Street, Hinderlider said. No injuries were reported.
Hinderlider said the two men had a long-running feud but its origin was unclear. She also said the victim may have been using the machete to whack away some of the shrubs in his yard.
Police plan to ask prosecutors for charges of first-degree assault for the sword attack and two counts of second-degree assault for the crash.
— Ross Courtney
Looks like a hard way to get the neighbors attention! I guess the old days of talking out your differences and settling your arguments in a gentlemanly way are long gone, huh?
Well, let's get some fresh coffee and sit in the kitchen for a bit. Please check your swords at the door!