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Teen defends PS3 with samurai sword

13 June 2007

Damian and Deanne Fernandez were at home on an uneventful day in their northwest Miami-Dade County home, with their parents at work, when two men decided to break into their home. After the men went to the mother's room and grabbed several pieces of jewelry, they went to Damian's room to grab what they were truly after - a PlayStation 3.

Damain, a brown belt in Karate, was apparently more prepared than the burglar.

"Once I saw him take off running back, I jumped off my (bunk) bed and I grabbed my sword… and I just waited for him," he said.

After supposedly striking him in the chest with the sword the burglar "freaked out," according to Damian.

Damian proceeded to chase him down the street with his samurai sword until the police arrived. A K-9 officer found the burglar located behind a neighbor's palm tree, while the second burglar got away.

Javier Cotera, 21, was arrested and is now due to appear in court next week facing three felony charges.

Source: Local10


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