Don't wave a knife at Mama – or the police

Paper beats rock. And, apparently, stun gun beats sword.

A man in Indiana was taken down by a police officer using a stun gun after the man refused to evacuate his smoke-filled house – or drop the sword he was hiding. 

According to reports, Peter Thompson, 50, set his house on fire and when officers arrived, he was hiding a sword behind his back and refused to leave his home. Thompson was subdued by the stun gun, and charges of criminal recklessness and resisting law enforcement are pending.

He's in jail. His home suffered smoke and water damage.

In other blade-related news, a 10-year-old boy in Utah stabbed his mother after she jumped on his case about not doing his chores.

The mother, who received minor wounds, was treated and released from the hospital. 

The boy is currently on restriction.

Published Wednesday, January 19, 2011 1:27 PM by bulldog
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