Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Hero Detained

In yet another case of police abusing their power, a would-be hero for the forces of light was arrested in Bainbridge Island, Washington for waving a sword around in public. The man was spotted shirtless and covered in scrapes and bruises in the parking lot of a home improvement store when an off-duty cop detained him. In fairness to the police, it's usually a good idea to at least question anyone caught brandishing an edged weapon out in the open. Chances are, this person is an immortal highlander in pitched battle with an evil foe. Which is all well and good until you consider what property damage might result from a powerful Quickening. Best to direct immortals to the nearest abandoned warehouse or industrial smelting plant. But this particular sword-wielder doesn't seem to have been an immortal. No, he claimed he was out hunting werewolves and CHUDs (Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers). In which case, boo on the police for stopping him. The moistened pines of Washington's forests are the perfect habitat for werewolves and CHUDs. And if this man received a tip that such creatures were making their way to Home Depot, well, he had no choice but to stop them from looking for replacement shower drains or hinges or whatever. More details here.

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