When defending your place of employment against an intruder, one just has to work with what’s on hand. And at Captain Steamer’s Oyster Bar, being in a pirate-themed restaurant paid off, when an employee overcame a burglar with a sword and a beer bottle.
The sword is supposed to be part of the decor, says the Daytona Beach News-Journal, but it served a security guard well. In the wee hours of the morning on Sunday, cops say the employee was working at the eatery where patrons “Party Like a Pirate,” when he heard a strange noise and grabbed a sword with a broken handle.
Upon entering the kitchen, the employee saw a masked man and asked what he was doing there. The man replied, “Don’t kill me. Don’t kill me.” Logical plea, when faced with a pirate sword.
While holding the intruder at bay with the sword pressed into his stomach, the employee called the cops. The suspect was armed with a tire iron, and after offering the employee money to put the phone down, he whacked him three times on the head. A struggle then ensued over the sword.
The employee won out, and subsequently slammed the other man over the head with a bottle of Bud Lite, grabbed a screwdriver and marched the suspect out of the restaurant to the waiting cops.
Cops say the would-be burglar claims he’d gone back to the bar to look for his wallet, which he’d left behind, and had been dragged in by the employee. You know, just going about his usual business, bringing a tire iron along for entering closed restaurants at five in the morning. He was charged with armed burglary.
Police: Daytona restaurant security worker wields sword against burglar [Daytona Beach News-Journal]