Skip to comments.SJPD End Naked Man With Samurai Sword Stand-Off
Posted on 01/01/2013 4:23:23 PM PST by nickcarraway
A naked man with a Samurai sword brought out a large police force New Year's morning
New Year's Day started with a bizarre stand-off for San Jose police.
They were called to Ezie Street and Cas Drive in San Jose after several people called 911 to report a man standing in front of a home with an assault rifle just after 8 a.m.
As police rushed to the scene, witnesses said the man got in a car and drove to Southwest Expressway and Bascom Avenue. That's where police pulled him over.
Police said the suspect immediately got out of his car and started yelling, You're going to have to kill me.
He was naked and holding a large Samurai-type sword, according to police.
One witness told NBC Bay Area that the man was pacing back and forth waving the sword at times.
San Jose Police Department Crisis Intervention Team members were called to the scene and a stand-off began.
Just before 11 a.m., the man was arrested without incident. Police took Coco Bennett, 29, into custody. Police said Bennett, who was still carrying the sword, bolted toward a fence and tried to scale it, fell down, and dropped the weapon. That's when officers moved in.
Because police were able to secure the assault rifle as well as the man's vehicle in the early minutes of the stand-off, the threat to the greater public at large was minimized during the stand off.
It was not immediately clear what motivated the man.
Police said he would be evaluated by doctors.
Police showed the weapons to reporters following the arrest (see right).
Police recovered an AR-15-type assault rifle, with a magazine and live ammunition, from Bennett's car during the standoff which happened at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority light rail station.
Happy New Year.
airsoft, I’ll bet.
Its cold today, too.
“It was not immediately clear what motivated the man.”
Didn’t he realize that secret ninja powers don’ work without the black robe?
At least it as sunny.
Happy New Year, Groo...
a chilling omen of things to come..bath salts?
land of the freaks and nuts
I wonder if he was wearing his seat belt?
“Do you know the way to San Jose?
They’ve got some naked guys with Samurai swords.”
Hal David left that verse out.
There might have been some shrinkage.
The naked samurai sword thing is not new. I remember a number of years ago there was very similar incident.
I think “Naked Samurai Sword Thing” is number 163 on the Social Security Disability List of Crazy S**t You Can Try to Get Disability.
With the AR involved, this looks like more of a coward’s suicide-by-cop attempt.
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Sounds like the equivalent of "Baltic Avenue" on the Monopoly board.
He made a cameo appearance on a recent episode of Hawaii 5-0. He was fully clothed and making some kind of moonshine.
Ping: sword/”assault rifle” combo.
If you really want to disarm a Naked Man with a Samurai Sword and have a bit of fun at the same time, I would suggest pepper spray or even better bear spray. Of course either of these would work better if aimed at the general area at the top of the legs.
I would bet that if the bear spray was used, I probably could have heard the scream all the up here in Colorado Springs.
Well, at least he wasn’t carrying or packing a concealed weapon. Nudity allows you to air your differences — insignificant as they might be.
When I’m runnung around nekkid the press always reports that my samari sword is large....
Good grief... only in the Bay area... sheesh.
Sword Ping! I’m not sure who has the naked assault rifle ping list, but it ain’t me... :-)
Of course, the instant he sees the pepper spray can in your hand, he's going to charge you, and open you up from neck to groin. Take a look at this video of police in Nicaragua against a guy with a knife. The fun starts at 1:25.
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