Kickball 'Pirate' Busted With Sword at Macy's
It's just a 'prop,' says not-too-sharp shopper
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted May 26, 2008 5:50 AM CDT
Macy's had a sharp encounter with a kickball pirate in New York.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, file)
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(Newser) – A knuckle-headed player for a local "Pirates" kickball team was busted at Macy's in Manhattan yesterday for sporting an actual swashbuckler's sword, reports the New York Post. The 29-year-old player told police the sword was a "prop" he was taking to a game—but cops were not amused. "It's not a toy. It's sharp," explained an officer.