Tattoo artist attacked with sword and guitar

Posted 07 Apr 2011 in Guitar Crime

A man was arrested Monday in Orlando, FL, on suspicion of attacking a tattoo artist and a customer with a sword and guitar before being struck over the head with a glass table top.

He was arrested on two counts of attempted second-degree murder and two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

According to police, he entered the shop and the tattoo artist asked him to look through some books while he finished with a customer.

While the artist was giving the customer a tattoo, the man appeared holding a long sword in one hand and a guitar in the other and struck the artist in his shoulder with the sword and hit him in the back of his head with the guitar, according to an arrest affidavit.

As the fight continued, the customer picked up a glass table top and hit the assailant over the head, cutting him badly.

The man ran from the store and was later located by Orlando police. He was taken to a hospital and told police that the tattoo artist and customer were playing “word games” with him.

The tattoo artist and customer were not seriously injured.


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