Mormon Bishop Saves Female Neighbor From Robber – Using a Samurai Sword

April 24 2013
by GSL Staff
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Well, this one isn’t gun related, but we’ll file it under DSU (defensive sword use).

According to Fox News, 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.

The Mormon Bishop and pharmaceutical statistician, drew his weapon on the would be assailant, who quickly realized the dire situation he was in as he faced the armed, black belt Hendrix and several other neighbors.

At that point the suspect fled, and managed to get away in his car, parked down the street.

Hendrix was able to memorize the suspect’s license plate number, but it didn’t matter as the suspect turned himself into police a short time later. He is charged with robbery, attempted burglary, trespassing and violation of a stalking injunction.

From Fox News:

A fourth-degree black belt in the Kishindo form of martial arts, Hendrix owns a collection of swords and weapons that he trains with, said his wife, Suzanne Hendrix. He has trained with the sword he used Tuesday for 20 years and keeps it by his bed.

“Some people have bats they go to,” said Hendrix. “I have my sword.”

Personally I prefer my Glocks 17/22 for my go to house weapon, but when the SHTF you go to what you’re most familiar with. Kudos to this gentleman for arming himself and intervening in a crime. If only more Americans would take such initiative for their neighbors (that’s not meant for our readers, we know almost all of you would have done the same).

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