You don’t have to visit Las Vegas in August to know it can get hot there, what with Moe Green building it in the desert and all. So maybe the dude who strolled into a local DQ yesterday wearing a mask and waiving a 3-foot Samurai sword just needed a Dilly Bar really badly. Sometimes you just gotta cool down a little, right? Only that’s apparently not really what the unidentified stickup man was after. And he didn’t get what he bargained for, either . . .
Homicide Lt. Ray Steiber said that although rare, robbery attempts with swords have occurred in the Las Vegas Valley.
“I’ve seen it before,” Steiber said. “It’s a deadly weapon in the right hands, and preliminarily, it appears he was using it as a deadly weapon.”
The boys from homicide were on the scene because when the unidentified swordsman waived his katana around and demanded cash, one of the employees on duty kept his cool enough to administer a well-deserved double tap, sending him staggering back out the door. The would-be slasher was rushed to a local hospital, but assumed room temperature shortly thereafter.
We don’t know what the DQ corporate policy concerning associates carrying while on duty is, but we hope the heroic employee in question gets something like Peanut Buster Parfaits for life rather than a pink slip. Stay tuned.