Steal My Station – Taste My Blade: Thief Murdered With Samurai Sword

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Does the crime fit the punishment? There’s no doubt that this is just one of the questions detectives are still asking themselves regarding a strange case. The case in question is that of university student, John Hopkins who has fatally injured a burglar with a samurai sword.

Hopkins was at his off-campus home that houses four other undergrads and had already experienced thefts of two laptops and a Sony PlayStation earlier. It was around 1am when Hopkins heard noises and armed himself with a samurai sword before heading downstairs to inspect.

Apparently he noticed that their garage door had been forced open and then saw the suspect. Its not clear what exactly transpired but what is known is that the suspect had priors for breaking and entering and suffered severe lacerations across his torso as well as an almost severed hand. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the crime, most probably due to the laceration across his throat.

I can’t be too sure of the location but the original story was apparently published in the ‘Baltimore Sun’. I guess one can only speculate the outcome of the entire debacle until we know for sure. I’d like to point out a valuable lesson here… gamers are freaking hardcore guys so if you are thinking of entering a life of crime then be sure you’re not stealing from any gamers… we’re crazy man.

Source: gizmodo

Last Updated: September 16, 2009

  • squirrely

    i saw the afro samurai pic and thought it was an announcement for an add-on! bummed.

  • fallen_angel

    Just because they had a playstation does not mean he was an avid gamer. I have one but I only switch it on now and again so I can balance my life between work, play and socializing.

    As far as I am concerned there is no relation between games and slicing someone with a samurai sword.

  • janrik

    I also have a backup Katana for break ins, after the shot gun has missed, juse in case kinda…

  • Faheem

    Okay so I suppose there really is no major relation between a PS3 and Katana Blade but he is a student and as far as rule of thumb goes (considering he lives with other students) he loves gaming. And he had a katana… not saying its all connected but including Janrik… I don’t know anyone who owns a katana that isn’t a gamer… coincidence? maybe but Afro Samurai DLC would be great though :happy:

  • I’m sorry, but if you break into someone’s house and try
    to steal their sh*t then you deserve whatever weapon
    comes swinging at you. Katana’s a good choice.

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