Sword-wielding Hero

December 4, 2013
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When Franco Scaramuzza witnessed two men pepper-spraying a couple in a shopping center parking lot in Nashville in September, he bravely responded in the only way he knew. Scaramuzza, who teaches the art of fencing, drew his fencing sword (“epee”) and challenged the men. With his epee held high and aimed, and chanting fencing-type yells, he charged the men. As he said later, “They completely panicked and dropped everything … and really took off.” Michael Butt and Zachary Johnson were arrested nearby and charged with robbery.

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