Easton Police Arrest Man With Two Swords

Easton Police Arrest Man With Two Swords

There are 19 comments on the The Morning Call story from Mar 3, 2009, titled Easton Police Arrest Man With Two Swords. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Police said a man brandished a large sword at an Easton police officer on Saturday afternoon in the city's Centre Square.

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ya baby

Nazareth, PA

#1 Mar 3, 2009
Stevey Scissorhands strikes again.
Joe the Ninja

Allentown, PA

#2 Mar 3, 2009
There are so many errors here. First there is no such thing as a "Sia Ninja sword". Sais look like three pronged forks with a longer middle prong that usually is NOT sharp, they were planting tools in Asian countries, they were used in defense, you can use them to catch a sword blade between the prongs. Second Sais are not large they are usually 10 to 16 inches long. Sais, swords and nunchucks are not prohibited in Pennsylvania. Anyone can buy and own them. You can not attack or threaten anyone with them but the same goes for baseball bats, hammers, axes, shovels and tire irons. I do not know this person and I do not condone driving under the influence, public drunkenness or resisting arrest but it sounds like the police are not well informed on and over reacted to common martial arts weapons.
Winston

North Andover, MA

#3 Mar 3, 2009
I love a good sword fight! Helloooooo Friscoooo.
Big Blue Wrecking Crew

Keyport, NJ

#4 Mar 3, 2009
I thought I heard on the news that they had to use the stun gun on this clown.
DOUBLETAP

Slatington, PA

#5 Mar 3, 2009
Joe the Ninja wrote:
There are so many errors here. First there is no such thing as a "Sia Ninja sword". Sais look like three pronged forks with a longer middle prong that usually is NOT sharp, they were planting tools in Asian countries, they were used in defense, you can use them to catch a sword blade between the prongs. Second Sais are not large they are usually 10 to 16 inches long. Sais, swords and nunchucks are not prohibited in Pennsylvania. Anyone can buy and own them. You can not attack or threaten anyone with them but the same goes for baseball bats, hammers, axes, shovels and tire irons. I do not know this person and I do not condone driving under the influence, public drunkenness or resisting arrest but it sounds like the police are not well informed on and over reacted to common martial arts weapons.
Thanks for the update Bruce Leeroy.
Hot mama

Miami, FL

#6 Mar 3, 2009
U really have to be there to believe something crazy like this LOL LOL
Yuck

Kansas City, MO

#7 Mar 3, 2009
Joe the Ninja wrote:
There are so many errors here. First there is no such thing as a "Sia Ninja sword". Sais look like three pronged forks with a longer middle prong that usually is NOT sharp, they were planting tools in Asian countries, they were used in defense, you can use them to catch a sword blade between the prongs. Second Sais are not large they are usually 10 to 16 inches long. Sais, swords and nunchucks are not prohibited in Pennsylvania. Anyone can buy and own them. You can not attack or threaten anyone with them but the same goes for baseball bats, hammers, axes, shovels and tire irons. I do not know this person and I do not condone driving under the influence, public drunkenness or resisting arrest but it sounds like the police are not well informed on and over reacted to common martial arts weapons.
Very few people care about your details.
Most do care about a drunk guy waving sharp objects at anyone let alone a cop. All mentioned objects would be percieved as weapons in this scenario-so what if they're legal.
LV Guy

Allentown, PA

#8 Mar 3, 2009
Yuck wrote:
<quoted text>
Very few people care about your details.
Most do care about a drunk guy waving sharp objects at anyone let alone a cop. All mentioned objects would be percieved as weapons in this scenario-so what if they're legal.
You are right about the drunk, he is charged with DUI. If he was swinging it around acting like a nut I would agree with everything you said. The story says it was on his shoulder and when ordered to put it down he placed it on a wall. It does not sound threatening to me.

I am a martial artist, in my opinion He should transport martial his arts weapons in gear bags or cases as to not attract the wrong attention. I will give you that he was drunk and stupid. I did not read anything that specifically states he was waving it around. Details are important, the shame is that the morning Call tends to leave most details out...
Yuck

Kansas City, MO

#9 Mar 3, 2009
LV Guy wrote:
<quoted text>
You are right about the drunk, he is charged with DUI. If he was swinging it around acting like a nut I would agree with everything you said. The story says it was on his shoulder and when ordered to put it down he placed it on a wall. It does not sound threatening to me.
I am a martial artist, in my opinion He should transport martial his arts weapons in gear bags or cases as to not attract the wrong attention. I will give you that he was drunk and stupid. I did not read anything that specifically states he was waving it around. Details are important, the shame is that the morning Call tends to leave most details out...
It seems to me that the trick is to read the MCall and the Express Times (which wrote that he was swinging the weapon) and then decide for yourself what might have really happened!!!
Abe Lincoln

Trexlertown, PA

#10 Mar 3, 2009
Is anyone even investigating that this guy is a member of the Foot Clan? I wonder if they found Donatello's Bo staff in the jeep? Maybe a bound and gagged mutant rat? This guy works for The Shreddar, I know it!
Abe Lincoln

Trexlertown, PA

#11 Mar 3, 2009
Joe the Ninja wrote:
There are so many errors here. First there is no such thing as a "Sia Ninja sword". Sais look like three pronged forks with a longer middle prong that usually is NOT sharp, they were planting tools in Asian countries, they were used in defense, you can use them to catch a sword blade between the prongs. Second Sais are not large they are usually 10 to 16 inches long. Sais, swords and nunchucks are not prohibited in Pennsylvania. Anyone can buy and own them. You can not attack or threaten anyone with them but the same goes for baseball bats, hammers, axes, shovels and tire irons. I do not know this person and I do not condone driving under the influence, public drunkenness or resisting arrest but it sounds like the police are not well informed on and over reacted to common martial arts weapons.
Hey man I am having a Dungeons and Dragons party at my house this saturday night. You should come, but you have to dress up like a Sith Lord from StarWars or Spock. Also there will be a debate about Froto and his internal conflict in The Lord of the Rings.

Knock it off with your ninja-nerdery. Yes Sensei!!!
Yuck

Catasauqua, PA

#12 Mar 3, 2009
Abe Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey man I am having a Dungeons and Dragons party at my house this saturday night. You should come, but you have to dress up like a Sith Lord from StarWars or Spock. Also there will be a debate about Froto and his internal conflict in The Lord of the Rings.
Knock it off with your ninja-nerdery. Yes Sensei!!!
Now that is funny!

(But Darth Maul was hot.......)
Flyleaf

United States

#13 Mar 3, 2009
Joe the Ninja wrote:
There are so many errors here. First there is no such thing as a "Sia Ninja sword". Sais look like three pronged forks with a longer middle prong that usually is NOT sharp, they were planting tools in Asian countries, they were used in defense, you can use them to catch a sword blade between the prongs. Second Sais are not large they are usually 10 to 16 inches long. Sais, swords and nunchucks are not prohibited in Pennsylvania. Anyone can buy and own them. You can not attack or threaten anyone with them but the same goes for baseball bats, hammers, axes, shovels and tire irons. I do not know this person and I do not condone driving under the influence, public drunkenness or resisting arrest but it sounds like the police are not well informed on and over reacted to common martial arts weapons.
For as much flak as you're getting from other people for these comments, I actually appreciate that someone out there was also bewildered by a "sai sword". I think they must have meant the hilt or something.
YaYa

Whitehall, PA

#14 Mar 3, 2009
I went to HS with this guy!!!
Catty Taxpayer

AOL

#15 Mar 3, 2009
Joe the Ninja wrote:
There are so many errors here. First there is no such thing as a "Sia Ninja sword". Sais look like three pronged forks with a longer middle prong that usually is NOT sharp, they were planting tools in Asian countries, they were used in defense, you can use them to catch a sword blade between the prongs. Second Sais are not large they are usually 10 to 16 inches long. Sais, swords and nunchucks are not prohibited in Pennsylvania. Anyone can buy and own them. You can not attack or threaten anyone with them but the same goes for baseball bats, hammers, axes, shovels and tire irons. I do not know this person and I do not condone driving under the influence, public drunkenness or resisting arrest but it sounds like the police are not well informed on and over reacted to common martial arts weapons.
Thanks for the details, I learned something from the time you took to share the weapons information. Nice to read something other than snide remarks for a change.
Fed Up

Bethlehem, PA

#16 Mar 4, 2009
He saw too many Saturday morning Kung Fu movies!
Uzumaki Naruto

United States

#17 Mar 8, 2009
another case of police brutality towards ninja. When will we live in a society where ninja can do things like eat in restaraunts and go on drunken parking lot training missions without the cold hand of the law looming over?
el pasa doble

AOL

#18 Mar 8, 2009
Dos testicolares , big ones
el pasa doble

AOL

#19 Mar 8, 2009
After they hancuffed Reinhard Heyrich the found another sword in his jeep and put numnutz Ninja in the cruiser.Or was that numchucks ?

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