The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says an employee at a local Dairy Queen shot and killed a man who was attempting to rob the store with a samurai sword.
Incidentally, so is a handgun, which is what police say an employee of the South Maryland Parkway DQ used to defend his establishment against a masked man who ran screaming into the store, wielding a sword.
The targeted franchise is owned and operated by a Lebanese family, who are said to be "traumatized" by the incident. "I'm so thankful they weren't hurt," said customer Patrick Gorgan. "They did the right thing. But, this will change their lives forever, there's no question about that."
The suspected robber was rushed to Sunrise Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His identity has not been released. No charges have been filed against the employee, whom police say appears to have been acting in self-defense.