And Now It's Time For Another Episode of Samurai Street Nut ...

Categories: Crime-iny

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A 29-year-old Santa Ana man was in custody over the weekend for going all John Belushi's samurai chef on people outside a Mexican restaurant.

Hung Anh Nguyen was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and possession of illegal swords Friday night after allegedly telling approaching Santa Ana cops who repeated orders to put two samurai swords down, "You will have to kill me first." Several officers then swarmed around Nguyen and subdued him with a stun gun, according to a police spokesman.

This all happened around 11:15 p.m. in the parking lot of Arsenio's Mexico Food at 751 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, where Nguyen had allegedly whipped out the samurai swords, threatened bystanders at the busy shopping center and yelled obscenities, reports Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.

Blades on the swords were said to be 27 and 19 inches long. Based on his booking photo, the swords' sharp tips may have etched Nguyen's face:

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Courtesy of Santa Ana Police Department
He's a bleeder: Hung Anh Nguyen
Nguyen was arrested after being taken to a hospital for a psychological evaluation. Bertagna, noting the suspect had an outstanding warrant for a narcotic warrant, mentioned officers believe Nguyen may have been under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

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9 comments
Hector Campos
Hector Campos

If he was Mexican, he'd probably be dead, just sayin'

Rick Hale
Rick Hale

And if they had killed a man wielding two swords it would have been police brutality, right? Probably racially motivated.

Robert Russell
Robert Russell

As the sign in the mens room says,"You aim too, please."

Mike MacDuffee
Mike MacDuffee

There are people with mental disorders .. ya know?

Robert Russell
Robert Russell

I love OC Weekly ... the best source of the real news in Orange County.

Nia Nguyễn
Nia Nguyễn

"You will have to kill me first", but he's now in custody. Now that's just false advertising.

Rebecca Pride
Rebecca Pride

"beleived to be under teh influence of drugs and achohol"...ya think?

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