Naked man wielding samurai sword arrested in San Jose

By Stephen C. Webster
Tuesday, January 1, 2013 14:28 EDT
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A naked man wielding a samurai sword was taken into custody on Tuesday without incident, police in San Jose said Tuesday.

The man’s neighbors reportedly called police when they saw him standing outside holding an assault rifle. He allegedly fled when he heard sirens in the distance, according to NBC Bay Area.

When police finally pulled the man over and confronted him, they claim he exited his vehicle unclothed and holding his sword. “You’re going to have to kill me,” he allegedly said.

After a short standoff officers secured the man’s weapons and took him into custody without further incident.

This video is from NBC Bay Area, aired Tuesday, January 1, 2012.

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Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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