Tuesday, June 10, 2008

"Three stabbed with martial arts weapon"

Does anyone know what this woman used in her slash attack?

From KENS-5:

The incident happened just before midnight at Spanky's located in the 5100 block of Randolph Boulevard.

According to police, an argument between the men began inside the bar. Then, the wife of one of the men involved in the argument, pulled out a martial arts star, started swinging and chased the men outside.

The two of men [sic] were stabbed and transported to a local hospital. The other man was treated at the scene.

Sounds like a shuriken, but I thought those things were mainly for throwing and distracting. I didn't think they were meant to do any large-scale damage on their own.


Shorty said...

I did see this in the news, but didn't really pay attention. I do know that the news media constantly gets big details, much less little details wrong.

Albatross said...

At least this news outlet called the weapon a "star", which made me think of the shuriken. The other news outlets were referring to the weapon as a five-bladed knife, which made less sense to me. For example, KSAT reported:

"Police said an argument inside Spanky's Bar on the 5100 block of Randolph Boulevard started when two men began fighting, and the girlfriend of one of the men pulled out a five-bladed weapon and began swinging."

Notice KSAT also said "girlfriend" instead of "wife" as KENS reported. Someone's obviously wrong, so I don't really expect them to get the description of the weapon nailed down. But, the five-bladed description did get me wondering.

AlanDP said...

The first thing I thought when I read this was, "maybe it was a morningstar mace!" I suppose it wasn't, if it was later described as a "five-bladed knife." But wouldn't a morningstar be an awesome weapon to commit an assault with? It would certainly be "assault with a deadly weapon," if so.

Kels said...

O.M.G. This is the cool stuff that happens when I'm outta San Antonio!!! That bar isn't very far from my neighborhood... it's been there forever... by many different names... I have always commented that it TOTALLY looked like the type of place that fights are a common occurrence... I'm still a little disappointed that I wasn't around to possibly see it all go down! ;-)

Back on topic... it is quite disappointing that our city doesn't have a sufficient news-source where they actually make it priority to get facts and details straight before reporting to the public.

**Extra side-note... Mr. Grieg should bake him up one of those coffee cakes I shared on my site...!**

Adam said...

maybe she got it from that bus riding ninja

Albatross said...

Alan: Can you think of anything more deadly than a mace? I can't. (Is a "morning star" the same thing?)

Kels: Mmmmm, I love coffee cake, though I have yet to try the raspberry variety. If I do, I will let you know.

Adam: Who knows about those ninja -- they are pretty sneaky. After all, who would have thought they rode the bus?

AlanDP said...

Here's a picture:

morning star

ntrpe said...

A few of my friends were talking about this last night, it was reported that it was a 5 bladed shuriken