A Samurai sword-wielding Mormon bishop helped a neighbor woman escape a Tuesday morning attack by a man who had been stalking her.
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Kent Hendrix woke up Tuesday to his teenage son pounding on his bedroom door and telling him somebody was being mugged in front of their house. The 47-year-old father of six rushed out the door and grabbed the weapon closest to him — a 29-inch high carbon steel Samurai sword.
He came upon what he describes as a melee between a woman and a man. His son stayed inside to call 911 while he approached the man along with other neighbors who came to help. The martial arts instructor didn’t hesitate in drawing the sword and yelling at him to get on the ground.
A human being named “Kent Hendrix” is only the 27th best thing about this story.
The man ran away down the street toward his car with the barefoot Hendrix and others in pursuit. Hendrix said he couldn’t catch Eggersten before he fled in his car, but he picked up chapstick that the man dropped and memorized his license plate.
“I yelled at him, ‘I’ve got your DNA and I’ve got your license plate: You are so done,'” Hendrix said.
The only way this scene could have been improved is if Hendrix had picked up the chapstick, attached a bomb to it, and while walking back to his house and with his back to the action, threw the container at Eggersten. It would, of course, be a perfect lob, and Eggersten would explode in a giant fireball. Kent Hendrix would be too cool to look.
Eggersten turned himself in to police an hour later, said Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal. He was booked on charges of robbery, attempted burglary, trespassing and violation of a stalking injunction.
HE TURNED HIMSELF IN. He was so scared of the Mormon bishop with the sword and his DNAstick that he dragged himself to the police station and said, “I am guilty. Lock me up. KEEP ME AWAY FROM THE MORMON.”
“Some people have bats they go to,” said Hendrix. “I have my sword.”
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