Guy Pulls Out Sword After Fight Over Sexuality
Heated argument between Cleveland pals ramps up when one whips out 2-footer
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 22, 2014 2:20 PM CST
In general, not the best way to settle an argument.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – They could've kept it a simple guys' night watching the Cavaliers game on TV and playing dominoes together. But two Cleveland men became embroiled Wednesday in a more pointed activity after one of the men, a 48-year-old who's called "Cowboy," decided to accuse his 44-year-old pal of harboring "homosexual tendencies," the Plain Dealer reports. Re-creating a scene you might see on any elementary-school playground in America, the 44-year-old hit back by telling his slightly older friend that he'd heard from those in the know that Cowboy was actually the one with homosexual tendencies.

This, of course, led to a fistfight and kitchen wrestling, which a third friend eventually broke up. The two brawlers then headed outside, except Cowboy had some backup: a 2-foot sword, which he proceeded to swing until he hit his adversary once in the head and two times on the left arm. When the younger man threatened to call the police, Cowboy took one of the men's phones and sauntered off into the sunset. Police still hadn't found him when the Plain Dealer reported the story last week, perhaps because he's nervous about court records showing he spent 14 years in the clink for rape, robbery, and kidnapping. (A man in Florida had Cowboy beat—he wielded a 3-foot sword while naked.)