This is something one certainly does not see everyday. In Pittsburgh, a man pulled a sword on a store clerk but ran from the store after the clerk pulled an even bigger sword on the robber. The only thing missing was Doug Marcaida saying “It will cut . . . It will kill.”
Two kids entered the store and one of the them pulled out a small sword. However, the store owner then pulled out a full-sized scimitar.
Under the common law, proportional response is one of the elements considered in the use of potentially lethal force. The store owner presumably did not chose between a revolver and a sword to satisfy the proportionality criteria but it fit rather nicely. Of course, the scimitar made the kid’s sword look like a letter opener.
It was like a sequel to Crocodile Dundee: