A man wielding a “Star Trek Klingon-type
sword” robbed two Colorado Springs convenience stores early this
morning, police said.
The first robbery happened at about 1:55 a.m. at a 7-Eleven at
145 N. Spruce St., Colorado Springs police said in an incident report.
The second robbery happened at about 2:20 a.m. at a 7-Eleven store at
2407 N. Union Blvd.
Witnesses told police that a man wearing a black mask, black
jacket and blue jeans entered the stores carrying a sword. The armed
robber took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot from both
stores, police said.
Officers searched the area but didn’t find the robber or the
weapon, which was described as a “bat’leth.”
I swear to god I’ll never get tired of people robbing places with ridiculous fantasy weapon replicas. First of all, I’m shocked no one has ever brought their Buster Sword into a liquor store and not gotten shot by the owner; second, I shocked no would-be thief has ever realized how much easier bringing in Glamdring makes it for the police. “What? The suspect was a huge fucking nerd? Yeah, we’ll make a note of that.” Third of all, if your immediate response to this story was “That’s not a bat’leth, that’s obviously a valdris,” congratulations, you’re also a huge fucking nerd, although possibly a law-abiding one.Thanks to Melefim for the tip.