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Mormon bishop uses Samurai sword to save woman from stalker attack

Kent Hendrix is a 47-year-old Mormon bishop from Utah who happens to own a 29-inch high-carbon steel Samurai sword (he's a martial arts instructor).

Mormon bishop uses Samurai sword to save woman from stalker attack

Kent Hendrix, 47, draws his sword near his house.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Kent Hendrix, 47, draws his sword near his house. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Kent Hendrix is a 47-year-old Mormon bishop from Utah who happens to own a 29-inch high-carbon steel Samurai sword (he's a martial arts instructor). On Tuesday morning, a barefoot Hendrix grabbed his sword and dashed out of the house as his 35-year-old neighbor was being attacked by her stalker.

He came upon what he describes as a melee between a woman and a man. His son stayed inside to call 911 while he approached the man along with other neighbors who came to help. The martial arts instructor didn't hesitate in drawing the sword and yelling at him to get on the ground.

The guy ran away as Hendrix and others gave chase. He hopped in his car and drove away, but turned himself in about an hour later.

Hendrix might be the funniest pharmaceutical statistician/sword-wielding neighbor/bishop in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/father of six the world has ever seen. In the aftermath of the incident, he offered the following wonderful quotes:

"He's probably never had anyone draw a sword on him before."

"I yelled at him, 'I've got your DNA and I've got your license plate: You are so done.'"

"Some people have bats they go to. I have my sword."

QUICK, CALL TLC AND GET THIS MAN A REALITY SHOW, LIKE, YESTERDAY. [h/t Yahoo!]

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