Samurai sword-wielding homeowner kills armed robber in California

By Eric W. Dolan
Saturday, May 18, 2013 22:01 EDT
google plus icon
A man wielding a samurai sword. Photo: Shutterstock.com, all rights reserved.
  • Print Friendly and PDF
  • Email this page

Two suspects armed with a handgun and an axe broke into a home in Fresno, California on Saturday morning, but one was killed by the samurai-wielding homeowner.

ABC 30 reported the resident of the home was first tied up by 34-year-old Aaron Baeza and 30-year-old Christopher Rupe. But the resident convinced the robbers to untie him so that he could show them where he kept his money.

After Rupe left the house, the resident grabbed his samurai sword and attacked Baeza, who was still ransacking the house. Baeza died from his wounds.

Police are now looking for Rupe. He is considered armed and dangerous.

“What did he get? A Xbox, a PlayStation, a couple of dollars?” the resident said.

The resident told ABC 30 that he had known Rupe since Junior High.

Watch video, courtesy of KFSN-TV, below:

– –
[Stock photo of man with samurai sword via Shutterstock]

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
By commenting, you agree to our terms of service
and to abide by our commenting policy.