When Kent Hendrix woke up yesterday to his teenage son telling him someone was being attacked in front of their house, he did what any self-respecting Mormon bishop/martial arts instructor/fourth-degree black belt holder/weapons collector
would do: He grabbed his Samurai sword, ran outside, drew the sword on the attacker, and then ran after the man—barefoot. Suspect Grant Eggersten got away, but Hendrix picked up a ChapStick he dropped and memorized his license plate. “I yelled at him, ‘I’ve got your DNA and I’ve got your license plate: You are so done,’” Hendrix recalls. Eggersten turned himself in about an hour later, the AP reports. There has to be a Chuck Norris joke in here somewhere…
A thief in Britain decided to switch gears after swiping a bicycle – by returning the two-wheeler, along with a sweet apology – which included a coupon for a free dessert at Domino’s! In a note left with the bike, which was brought back undamaged, the perpetrator said she was “straight white girl wasted” when she pedaled off without permission – blaming the fact that buses had stopped and she didn’t have enough cash for a cab. She even went on to compliment the bike as “a lusciously smooth ride” and left behind a coupon for a free piece of chocolate lava cake as payment for the unauthorized rental. The coupon was expired, but it’s the thought that counts, right?
Romanian man Marius Ionescu was ransacking a home he’d broken into when he heard a loud noise and panicked, hiding under a bed and calling police to report the intruder. When the officers arrived at the address, they conducted a search and found just one person on the premises – Marius, still cowering in the bedroom. A spokesperson for the police department said, “The noise he heard was probably just the family cat. He already has a criminal record for similar break-ins, and given his nervous disposition, he probably should look for another job.”