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Some guy fended off robbers with a damn Harpoon!

8:39 AM EST on February 22, 2012

Earlier this morning, a couple of robbers invade a home in Northwest You-Don't-Want-To-Live-There Oklahoma City. They were turned back when the victim attacked them with a harpoon.

Here's the minute-by-minute account of the story from

7:50 a.m. A man who broke into an Oklahoma City home was stabbed with a harpoon, the homeowner said.

Police have responded to a reported home invasion at 3912 NW 11, said police Master Sgt. Gary Knight.

The homeowner said two men wearing ski masks broke in and he stabbed one defending himself. It is not clear if both men are on the loose, Knight said.


8:15 a.m. A 23-year-old man was taken to St. Anthony Hospital in good condition from the scene said Lara O'Leary, Emergency Medical Services Authority spokeswoman.


8:40 a.m. The man who went to the hospital was the homeowner, who was beaten up.

Police say they cannot confirm one of the intruders was stabbed, but there was no blood on the fishing spear part of the harpoon.

Two white males in ski masks got away.

The homeowner would not give police permission to search the property.

Geeze, that's kind of weird. I wonder when he attacked them he yelled out "Call me Ismail!"

Anyway, you may think it's a bit, eh, fishy that the dude wouldn't let the cops search his house after he fended off two would-be robbers with a harpoon, but it's really not when you consider two important facts:

1. He probably had a bunch of drugs in his home

2. Whaling is illegal in Oklahoma.

Yep, it's illegal to head over to Lake Eufaula and take down a sperm whale. Or at least it is according to all those weird law websites on the Internet. I haven't actually seen the law or know where to find, but if it's on the Internet it must be true.

I kind of wonder why this law was created. I think it's been around for a while, so we can't blame Ralph Shortey or any of the other wackos in the legislature. Who knows, maybe back in the 1950s some guy from Canada mistook a fat kid swimming with a t-shirt on for a beluga. That would have been tragic.

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