Thomas McGowan picked the wrong home to burglarize. This week, the 25-year-old allegedly broke into the trailer of one Jimmy Morgan, Jr., a Game of Thrones-loving Christian man who isn't afraid to use the "very quick, very agile and very deadly" short spear he keeps by his bedside.
Morgan, a medieval weapons hobbyist who participates in a fighting sport called SCA armored combat, heard McGowan come in through a window of his Wichita Falls, Tx., home at around midnight Wednesday. He recounts the entire experience—wearing a Night's Watch shirt—in the amazing interview with local news outlet KFDX below. Some highlights:
He says, "He started retreating and I started advancing and I was stalking him here, you never cross your legs, and I cornered him right here."
In addition, he says, "The door was locked and shut. He was panicked at this point. He said, 'I can't get out, I can't get out'."
"As he was running, he smeared blood from here to high heaven and he splattered here and he splattered there and splattered all over there. It was like a deer," Morgan Jr. says.
"It's called the SCA. It's a medieval fighting and we do use spears and swords and things of that nature. I don't have a firearm so I have a short spear, very quick, very agile and very deadly," Morgan Jr. says.
He says, "I am a Christian man and I don't want to take life, however I want to make sure that he understands that his life was mine to take. I let him have it."
Earlier in the evening, McGowan was involved in a chase with police, driving a car that had been reported stolen. The car turned out to be his; he had evidently reported the theft and forgotten to alert authorities when he retrieved it. After outrunning the cops and crashing the vehicle, he broke into Morgan's trailer.
Morgan called the police after chasing McGowan off, and McGowan was arrested for evading arrest with a vehicle, criminal trespass of a habitation, and driving while intoxicated, KFDX reports.
Just watch the video:
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