Indianapolis is your new swordfight murder capital of the world. Because there actually was one. Two, actually. From The Indy Channel:
A man died Monday, days after he was stabbed in a swordfight with the grandson of a woman who was also fatally stabbed when she tried to intervene in the fight, police said.
Adolf Stegbauer, 69, died from complications of a stab wound, Indianapolis police said. Charges that were already pending against the man who police said stabbed Stegbauer, Chris Rondeau, 39, were expected to be upgraded.
But wait, this might be my favorite paragraph of the week. Emphasis added:
Rondeau and Adolf Stegbauer got into an argument at a home in the 5200 block of Raceway Road that escalated when one of the men grabbed a sword, prompting the other man to also brandish a sword.
DOST THOU DECLARE A FORMAL CHALLENGE! I ACCEPT THEE! EN GARDE! I had no idea that Indianapolis was still entrenched in feudalism. I wonder if Rondeau will do any time in the stockades…and that’s about all the medieval history I can remember. (Thanks, Upstate Underdog)