Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Samurai sword-wielding Mormon bishop comes to aid of Utah neighbor chased and attacked by stalker

 Kent Hendrix, 47, draws his sword near his house Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in Salt Lake City. Hendrix, a Samurai sword-wielding Mormon bishop came to the aid of a woman who was being attacked in front of his house. Hendrix woke up Tuesday to his teenage son pounding on his bedroom door and telling him somebody was being mugged. Hendrix grabbed a 29-inch Samurai sword and rushed out the door. He says the man attacking a woman jumped back and ran down the street after he drew the sword. The man was chased until he jumped in his car and drove away.

With a neighbor in distress, one Utah man did what any concerned citizen would do.
"I threw on some clothes and grabbed my sword," Kent Hendrix told the Salt Lake Tribune.
A Samurai-wielding Latter Day Saints bishop and others in Millcreek, Utah, came to the aid of a woman who was being attacked and chased by a former co-worker, authorities say.

Hendrix was in the shower at approximately 7 a.m. on Tuesday when his teenage son alerted him about a woman's screams for help, ABC 4 in Utah reported. Hendrix, a fourth-degree black belt, put on some clothes  and grabbed the 29-inch steel samurai sword he has owned since he was 17.

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