Right Awn! Don’t let them take Christmas!

Right AWN!It seems that things get a little silly around town during Christmas. But, is this really “how we do it in Sactown“?

In any case, this story is too good to be true, except that apparently it is true. As such, it warrants a dusting off the RIGHT AWN!, for the dude who used a giant Christmas ornament to defend his family and guests. I’ll let the story tell the story:

Man wielding candy cane lawn ornament subdues attacker

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A man using a candy cane lawn ornament fended off a knife-wielding neighbor who had been attacking holiday guests at a Sacramento home.
Police spokesman Sgt. Norm Leong says the man used the two-foot-tall plastic ornament to subdue the attacker until officers arrived.

He says the 49-year-old suspect became intoxicated, went over to a neighbor’s home on Thanksgiving and began waving a kitchen knife at people gathered on the lawn.

He cut several peoples’ clothing before one of them decided to fight back.

Police say the man with the knife was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. The guest who took up the candy cane was not arrested because police determined he acted in self-defense.

RIGHT AWN, Christmas Candy Cane Wielding Ninja Defender!

10 thoughts on “Right Awn! Don’t let them take Christmas!”

  1. Good call, Stickie. It might be time for the Rag to step up and keep tabs on these violations of the Christmas spirit in our community.


  2. Nothing makes me prouder than when I see a Sacramento Story in the “Oddly Enough” news section of the interwebs.


  3. I know, Adamant! And how about that man wielding a candy cane lawn ornament who subdued attacker? Crazy. Good for him though, right? People helping people. Interesting concept.


  4. I seem to remember seeing a talkie that featured this same scenario: Some young pup defending his honor with a giant candy cane…

    Ring a bell for anyone?


  5. When Boing Boing has already blogged on this for days before, you probably should just skip it and focus on catching the next event.


  6. Dan,
    When others have already commented, maybe you should keep your repetitive thoughts to yourself. Just an idea.


  7. On second thought, aren’t you the guy who told us that we were lax in our coverage of election events when every outlet in the known universe and Texas had already covered the gritty details down the the sub-atomic level?


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