Fencing Coach Foils Crime as Only a Fencing Coach Can
Tennessee man chases off robbers with sword
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2013 4:37 PM CDT

(Newser) – Two Nashville robbers had the misfortune to try to steal a purse in a shopping center parking lot just as Franco Scaramuzza pulled in. That's because Scaramuzza is a fencing coach who had just left practice and still had his equipment with him, reports WSMV. What results is explained in this beauty of a quote: "I charged towards them, holding my épée up high, and, you know, yelling at them. I kept yelling throughout the entire thing. They completely panicked and dropped everything they stole and really took off." Police caught two suspects shortly thereafter and charged them with robbery.

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Oct 2, 2013 2:06 AM CDT
Only a good guy with an epee can stop a bad guy with an armload of fenceable booty. See what I did there? :)
Oct 1, 2013 7:45 PM CDT
"And that, gen-tel-men, ees what happens when you tangle weeth...(swishes blade)...Sca-Ra-MOOT-Sa!"
Oct 1, 2013 7:13 PM CDT
Sounds like crime fighting is his Forte .