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Sword stops alleged mugger

MILLCREEK, Utah (ABC 4 News) - A bishop for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stopped an apparent mugging in his neighborhood with a samurai sword.
"He was fumbling for his keys. He dropped his Chapstick and as he made it to his car I yelled, 'Ha! I have your DNA and I have your license plate! You are so done!'" -Kent Hendrix
MILLCREEK, Utah (ABC 4 News) - A bishop for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stopped an apparent mugging in his neighborhood with a samurai sword.

He was showering around 7 a.m. on April 23 when his 14-year-old son Eric pounded on the door and told him about a woman's high pitched screams for help.

"I jumped out and I put some clothes on and I grabbed my sword," said Kent Hendrix. "Why did you grab the sword? Most people would grab a gun," said ABC 4's Noah Bond. "This is what I have for home defense. So this is what I have at hand," Hendrix responded.

Hendrix ran across the street with only the pair of jeans and jacket on as he carried his sword in hand. The LDS bishop was half wet when he ran to the aid of his neighbor who was apparently struggling to protect her purse.

Hendrix says the apparent mugger, who is identified as Grant Eggertsen, was shocked to see him coming. "When he saw the sword he said, 'I'm leaving, I'm leaving' and took off running."

Hendrix says he chased Eggertsen down the street and to his car.

"He was fumbling for his keys. He dropped his Chapstick and as he made it to his car I yelled, 'Ha! I have your DNA and I have your license plate! You are so done!'" said Hendrix.

The warning was apparently enough for Grant Eggertsen to turn himself into the Unified Police Department a few hours later.




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