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Bishop Uses Samurai Sword On Assailant

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 4/28/2013

 There's a Mormon bishop in Utah you don't want to mess with.

  When someone attacked a neighbor, the black belt martial arts instructor jumped into action with a samurai sword!

  Christine McCarthy has the story.

  "This is my home defense weapon," says Kent Hendrix, am LDS Bishop.

  Hendrix is a black belt martial arts instructor, whose weapon of choice is his sword.

  "This is the first time I'ver drawn my sword," he says.

  Never had to until the other morning when this hectic, straight-out-of-a-movie morning, that start's with Kent's teenage son banging on the door.

  "dad, dad, somebody's getting mugged in front of our house," says Hendrix.

  Across Claybourne Avenue, next-door neighbors wake up to a man attacking a resident. Uniforned police  say 37-year-old Grant Eggertsen knocks down his fomer co-worker, tries to steal her keys and enter her house.

  "I heard that she was saying 'don't hurt me, don't hurt me, call 9-1-1, call 9-1-1,'" says Nancy, a neighbor.

  An older neighbor springs into action.

  "She had a little baseball bat and she ended up whacking him a good one," says Nancy.

  And then Kent steps in.

  "This is where I drew," he says.

  "And goes running down the street and my husband's in his bare feet, with his sword, running behind him," sayss Suzanne Hendrix, Kent's wife.

  During the chase, Eggertsen apparently loses his chapstick on his way to his car.

  "I said ha! I have your DNA and I have your license plate! You are done," says Kent Hendrix.

  Eggertsen turns himself into police to be charged with trespassing, attempted burglary, robbery and violation of a stalking injunction.

  Meanwhile, neoghbors in a typically quiet Millcree area...

  "Everybody was like grabbing their weapons and coming out," says Suzanne Hendrix.

  Pat each other on the back.

  "Nancy was calling 9-1-1 and Fredricka was beating on him with their firsts," says Kent Hendrix.

  Thankful their neighbor is now safe and the culprit is behind bars.

  "Score one for the neighborhood and zero for the bad guys," says Kent Hendrix.

 

 

   

   
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