Samurai sword scares off alleged domestic abuser

October 16, 2008 2:30:14 PM PDT
An Indiana woman went the extra mile to defend her neighbor. Diana Givans heard a scream and immediately grabbed a samurai sword she has in her home.

The New Albany, Indiana, resident ran to her neighbor's home and saw the woman's boyfriend beating her with his fists. Givans says the man took off running at the sight of the 58-year-old woman holding sword above her head.

Police later arrested the man and charged him with battery.