Calif. homeowner kills robbery suspect with sword

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Updated: 5/20/2013 12:05 pm

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a central California homeowner killed a robbery suspect with a samurai sword during a home invasion.

The Fresno County Sheriff's Office says two suspects armed with a handgun and an axe invaded a house in Firebaugh near Fresno in the middle of the night Saturday intending to rob the home.

The suspects, 34-year-old Aaron Baeza and 30-year-old Christopher Rupe, tied up the homeowner and his girlfriend and demanded money. They later freed the man to allow him to look for the cash.

The homeowner then stabbed and killed Baeza with his samurai sword.

Rupe escaped, remains at large, and is considered armed and dangerous. Investigators say he may be traveling with an unidentified Caucasian woman in a dark green Ford F-150 pickup, with a California license plate of 6T04402.

 

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maddyo says so - 5/22/2013 4:25 AM
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"you pawned a Hortori Honzo sword??????????" ---Bill

maddyo says so - 5/22/2013 4:23 AM
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slice him and dice em Kill Bill style! Finally a good story where the dirt bag gets his just desserts!!!!

Paladin - 5/21/2013 8:22 AM
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I guess the bring a knife to a gunfight rule does not apply if you are "Samurai". Nice job homeowner!
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