Kickballer nabbed for brandishing sword in Macy's
You'd think the best thing about this article would be the headline, but check out his explanation for carrying the controversial cutlass.
NEW YORK (AP) — A man who was carrying a rusted pirate-style sword through Macy's flagship store in Manhattan is facing charges of criminal possession of a weapon.
Police say 29-year-old Lawrence Jackson was brandishing the curved sword while visiting Macy's Herald Square store Sunday with his girlfriend.
He told police he was carrying the sword because he is a member of a kickball team whose players often wear pirate-themed costumes. He maintains he was on his way to a game when he was arrested.