Burglar Dismembered with Katana in Samurai Self-Defence


A serial burglar was spectacularly slain with a katana after he broke into a man’s home; the man hacked off the burglar’s hand and slashed his neck, killing him.

Police have not charged the killer, as he was judged to be acting in self-defence.

The man whose home was invaded was a medical student at the esteemed John Hopkins University in Baltimore, living with several other students; he had recently reported a similar break-in in which laptops and a PlayStation were stolen.

Being confronted by another intruder, a 40-year-old career criminal just released from prison, with a long history of burglaries, he was in no mood to back down.

The burglar was discovered breaking in via their garage, and whilst police were summoned the burglar was confronted by the student, who was armed with a katana.

Police describe the burglar lunging at the student, who “then retaliated by striking him with a samurai sword, severed his left hand and gave severe lacerations to the upper torso,” fatally injuring him.

Police politely skirt about his unusual choice of weapon in a nation which prefers to commit homicides with firearms:

“I think everyone has the right to first of all defend themselves and defend their home and if this individual felt that a samurai sword was an appropriate tool to do so, I’m not in a position to say that’s good or bad.”

Self-defence and the right to bear arms, whether sword or otherwise, are of course highly cherished liberties in the USA.

Via SMH.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    00:51 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The USA is still largely a good place to live.
    The right to defend one's self is a right every one in the world should have.
    In before USA fuck yah.

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    Comment by Tex_Arcana
    07:13 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree, but it's tempered by the fact that you are likely to need that right at some point, and that's if you survive that long.

    "it's not always the bullet with your name on it..."

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:05 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Burglar jumps at you, weapon or not, seriously, what the fuck are you going to do?

    Let him do what he wants? I say, the moment he invaded your privacy, he should have known he was going to get his head [or in this case, hand] handed to him.

    You people who are all for 'nobody deserves this' garbage needs to be anally raped, seriously, you can't say you've never been in a situation where 'it's them or me' and then simply nod, turn your 'other cheek' and let them fuck you up. In that regard you don't deserve to live...

    Evil wins when good citizens do nothing... Kick the SHIT OUT OF EVIL! Amen...

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:40 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    This post is win.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:14 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)


    Comment by Anonymous
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    Comment by jabman025
    01:35 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    USA superior!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:31 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    And Justice has been served...

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    Comment by tingle
    22:51 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    America fuck yeah.
    In my state it is not only legal to kill in self defense as he did, but under "castle's law" you can assume a man wants to kill you if he breaks into your home and use lethal force.

    America has a LOT of crime and armed citizens save more lives then they cost. Look at the swiss.

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    Comment by Lillith
    22:25 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Baltimore is one of the most disgusting, crime ridden areas I've been to in the US. I know statistics are statistics but http://www.city-data.com/city/Baltimore-Maryland.html
    I've driven through areas that are the stereotypical ghettos with cardboard windows and the like. It's seriously nasty. Kudos to this student for offing an obvious degenerate.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:41 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Sounds like someone (you) has a problem with sword wielders. I take it from your sarcasm and but-hurt comments, that mommy must have anally violated you with her broom handle once too often. Here's some advise, shut your cocksuckin' mouth before someone shuts it for you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:40 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    There was a case similar to this one in Mexico a few weeks ago. The "mexican samurai" was actually an olympic kendo champion

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:29 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Bringing the mother-fu***ng death by Konami!
    Oh, I'm so fu***ng hard right now...

    Nicely done, by the way. The self-defense I mean...

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    Comment by Kamigod
    04:32 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    + 1 for hellsing reference

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:51 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If you are using nonlethal force you don't have a legal leg to stand on.

    Unless you are in fear for your life, you should not be using force, says the law in it's eternal wisdom.

    Even hunting ammo in a shotgun is suspect.

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    Comment by Leon
    22:01 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I love this story.

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    Comment by Miroku74
    01:24 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm probably going to Hell for laughing at the burglar's predicament, but....

    .... would that mean that, had the would-be burglar survived, he wouldn't have a leg to stand on, legal or otherwise? XD

    And I'd encourage everyone else to be empowered and take control of your own safety - and the safety of your own families into account - rather than become another statistic. That's all those silly legal problems over this are about: control. Simple as that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:51 15/01/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    FUCK YES! I fuckin love this country!

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:08 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Here in Sweden, if someone breaks into your home and trips on your carpet, you have to pay them damages.

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    Comment by Tex_Arcana
    07:27 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    sad but true, no matter how many awesome metal bands you guys have.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Ehm what? No, you don't pay damages in that case.

    Here in Sweden you can't use excessicve force and get away with it. Sometimes the laws might be a little too strict in that regard, but what the heck. It's still better than in US, where you apparently can kill a burglar and the police even tell media afterwards you had the right to do so. That's fscked up.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    06:22 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "Self-defence and the right to bear arms, whether sword or otherwise, are of course highly cherished liberties in the USA."

    I'm not the religious type, but I have to say Amen to that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:02 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Ahahah, this guy is a hero to weeaboos and katanafags everywhere. Not that this will change any of /k/'s or other operator forums' opinions at all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:31 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Self-defense is not homicide either in a legal sense or a moral one.

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    Comment by BeeWhyOhBee
    16:15 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    new technology : surgery/operations using katanas !!

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:28 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Always with the katana? How about "keris"?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:36 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    damn you indonesian..

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:00 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nobody cares.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:36 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Butthurt Indonesians. Just shut up and enjoy our Overlord Nihonese culture.

    <-(Actually an Indonesian himself)

    21:20 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dude, he's not talking about "buluh runcing"..

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:37 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Damn Malaysian for claiming keris!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:13 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Duuude. Malayu (not MalaySIAN... Malayu culture do exist in Indonesia too, and its influence is particularly strong in Aceh, Southeastern Sumatra [Riau, Jambi, Bengkulu, Bangka, & Lampung], Riau & Natuna Archipelago, and parts of Kalimantan) culture had keris at approximately the same time Javanese adopt it. Their keris is straight and more dagger-like than the crooked "Luk " which are more famous in Java. Java had its fair share of straight keris too actually, but the crooked ones are more identifiable and famous. So saying that Malaysians snitched Keris from the Indonesians who invented it is a bit stretching the facts.

    *this Anon is a Javanese actually*

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:26 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You Indonesians and your butthurt. Protip: search "Mamula Moon" on YouTube. Lulz will ensue

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:38 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6" as the saying goes. ;)

    But really, for home defense, your number one choice is a fine firearm that 1) wastes them in one shot and 2) even if you miss, the boom is so friggin loud that the guy craps his pants and runs away. (i.e. 44 Magnum aka "ol' painless" or a 6-12 gauge) :D

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    Comment by Tex_Arcana
    15:11 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The magnum's pushing it a little, But I REALLY hope you mean 16-gauge.

    Unless your home invaders come mounted on elephants?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:16 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I am moving to US. Here, in EU, if you hurt criminal, you will go to the jail and he will be set free (if surives), because in the end he haven't managed to steal or broke anything and got injured from you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:21 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    in Mexico they don't even care, they just put both in jail, forget about them, and never let them out

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:41 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    if the guy hadn't been killed he probably would have gone to jail or at least paid all of the criminals bills, If you defend yourself in America you basically have to kill them or they can end up in jail.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:09 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Firstly I live in Towson Md about 5mi from were this happened I think it's awesome that it made SC. Next in the US the thing about killing an intruder is that you HAVE to make sure he dies if this guy had lived he could have sued the guy and probably would win. lol my countrys so fucked up.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:03 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    where's the problem?

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    Comment by Castronaut
    07:37 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Swords will fucking cut you wide open.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:39 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    an American samurai is fine too.......

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:46 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Johnny (Guilty Gear) comes to mind

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:39 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The only way this could be better is if the action was captured on camera... so all burglars out there can watch what they are in for.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:40 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    +300 EXP Points! 8701 Next

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:52 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    we had the same case here, a Kenpo Teacher and his wife were tied by burglars who entered their home. the teacher manage to escape the ropes and proceeded to confront the burglars with a sword, 1 burglar escaped the 2nd one was no more.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:59 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maryland isn't that southern.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:37 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, I have to agree that the guy shouldn't have been charged. He was simply protecting himself from an intruder at the point where he used the sword.

    Personally, if I was the intruder, I would have RUN unless I had a fucking gun after I saw the sword! Just sheer STUPIDITY to try and take on someone armed with ANYTHING when you are unarmed, criminal or not.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:05 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh look a little Asian with an aluminium sword trying to scare me. Also any blackbelt is stupid for taking on some guy with a bat?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:27 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If I saw that guys arm go off with the first blow. I would have just said FINISH IT!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:31 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    fail anon. its


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