Michigan man fends off intruder with replica battle ax

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    https://www.foxnews.com/us/michigan-man-fends-intruder-replica-battle-axe-bloody-mess-everywhere

    A Michigan man wielded an ax he calls 'his baby' to fend off a convicted criminal who tried to break into his apartment on Wednesday night.

    Ben Ball, 36, used a replica battle-ax to chop through the intruder, 33-year-old Alex Lavell Rawls, who is facing a charge of first-degree home invasion.


    Ball says the suspect dated his former roommate, but she moved away to distance herself from the convicted felon. Rawls showed up at the apartment at 11:30 p.m. thinking she was still there, according to Wood TV.
     
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    This dude's literally been waiting his whole life for this day.

    "It's not larping".
    It's larping.
     
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    In a galaxy far far away...
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    MI’s got some weirdos in that neighborhood, sounds more like FL.
     
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    It’s not a replica anymore
     
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    The details in the article are exactly what you’d expect of the victim.

    He was a victim who successfully defended himself, so I shouldn’t poke fun.... but still....

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    With the way the tides are turning... we should all get more politically involved, or start honing our battle-ax skills.
     
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    Sounds like the beginning of another revenge movie.
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    He's not as pale as I imagined from the title lol
     
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    Why not both?
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    When I saw the thread title, I assumed he just showed the intruder a picture of Nancy Pelosi.
     
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    The Onion couldn't have written a better story.
     
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    Video was on the news yesterday. I almost choked laughing. I want him on my side for the next crusades.
     
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    Offender looked like Petey the bulldog from Lil Rascals!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    That's a "Jayne" hat, so let's have the Firefly theme in the background.

    Also it sounds like he's into one of the off brand HEMA things where they sometimes lop bits off each other due to safety issues. Nerds who think they're Vikings can be dangerous, although I prefer a nice gladius to an axe since stabbing is easier indoors than swinging an axe.
     
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    He has some cool shit. Adding to my Christmas list..................
     
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    Enjoy.
     
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    Right there in the sweet spot between actual functional decently made stuff and not paying the same as for a used car.

    This guy is getting so much money from me if I win the powerball

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    The title should have read, Michigan man fells intruder with replica battle axe.
     
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    Here's one of my favorite makers. He actually created Heimdall's sword they used in the Thor movies.
    https://cedarloreforge.com

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    That seax is bloody gorgeous
     
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    There was some nice forged blade work for sale at RenFest this weekend. But, watching people trying to throw axes at the prize booths just made me want to come home and practice.
     
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    I want to say it's just the KZoo area.. but I'd be lying if I didn't say you just trade one set of weirdos for a different set when you look somewhere else.
    There's a series of spoof "PURE MICHIGAN" commercials based on the real tourism spots... They're very very accurate and good for a laugh.
     
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    That's friggin' hilarious!
     
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    They’ve an appropriate MI renaissance fair episode :D
     
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