Fox: Man carrying sword in Glendale neighborhood arrested

From Fox10(Phoenix):

A man was arrested after he was seen carrying a sword in a Glendale neighborhood.

An officer spotted the man at about 11:20 p.m. on Feb. 15 near 51st Avenue and Ocotillo Road. Police say he matched the description of a person who fled from a traffic stop near Grand and 55th Avenues.

Once the officer came into contact with the man, he saw that he was carrying a large sword, which turned out to be real.

“Once the subject was identified, he was found to have an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest out of Pinal County,” Glendale Police said. “During the record’s check of said subject, it was learned he is a prohibited possessor, therefore, restricted from ‘possessing a deadly or prohibited weapon.’”

As Doug Ritter, a resident of Arizona, made a point of saying – Carrying a sword in and of itself is not illegal in Arizona. It also led to a series of texts involving sword wielding UofA frat boys dressed as the Bud Knight, riding horses through Tucson.