A Mormon bishop armed with a Samurai sword came to the defense of his neighbor on Tuesday in a Salt Lake City suburb by helping to chase away a man who had accosted the woman, police said. Grant says that he jumped out the shower, grabbed his sword and proceeded to give chase to the would be robber who jumped in his car to get away.
The 37-year-old suspect, Grant Eggertsen, later turned himself in to authorities and was booked into jail on suspicion
of robbery, burglary, trespassing and stalking, said local police spokesman Lieutenant Justin Hoyal.
The Samurai sword-wielding Mormon bishop, Kent Hendrix, 47, said his son alerted him on Tuesday morning that a woman
neighbor was in trouble outside Hendrix’s home in the Salt Lake City suburb of East Millcreek. Eggertsen had approached the woman as she exited her home, Hoyal said. He grabbed her house keys and tried to get into the house, police said.
He came upon what he describes as a melee between a woman and a man. His son stayed inside to call 911 while he approached the man along with other neighbors who came to help. The martial arts instructor didn’t hesitate in drawing the sword and yelling at him to get on the ground.
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