In Fort Myers, Florida, Lee County deputies stopped to investigate a Nissan Altima that was parked blocking a bicycle lane on Sept. 3. Officers found a man reclining in the driver’s seat; after giving them a false name, he was asked to exit the vehicle.
That’s when Randy Austerman, reached into the console and removed a 3-foot-long steel sword, then paused to attach a dragon-shaped handle to the blade. Police backed off as Austerman poked the sword out the car’s window at them. As he tried to escape through the passenger door, Austerman was subdued and arrested; officers found methamphetamine, marijuana and a glass pipe in the car.
Using the things of this world to save your soul is like trying to fight the police with a dragon sword. It only sounds like a good idea if you are high.