Klingons fight with honor. Random guys on the street, however...
You're familiar with the Klingon weapon, the Bat 'leth -- long, curved blade, used both in ceremony and in battles to the death. It's Worf's weapon of choice and, as fictional swords go, it's the kind of thing we wouldn't fault anyone for buying and placing on proud display.
But that's not the story. No, the tale of Johnnie Blade isn't about one man's nerdy weapons collection, it's about a guy who decided that world needed to know he owned a Bat 'leth and that he knew how to use it. Rather than taking the thing to a convention (or to the planet Qo'noS), Blade took to the streets of Fort Lauderdale, Florida at 9:00 p.m. on a Tuesday.
Evidently, the 33-year-old was switching between "wildly swinging" and "proudly displaying" the sword, according to a Broward County sheriff's report. Blade has been charged with improper exhibition of a dangerous weapon; possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis; disorderly intoxication in a public place that caused a disturbance, and resisting an officer without violence.
We're not sure what the best part of this story is -- that he was drunk at the time, that a host of non-nerd civilians were probably extremely confused, or that the guy's name is 'Johnnie Blade.'
Our advice -- if you've got to get drunk and blazed while carrying around a Klingon weapon, just make sure you've got your Cha'DIch with you, or at least a sober wing man.
(via Sun Sentinel)