Man steals truck with a samurai sword, accidentally leaves phone behind

Samurai sword on wooden table
Samurai sword on wooden table Photo credit Getty Images

Last month, a man in St. Petersburg, Florida woke up for work one morning to discover a burglar in his kitchen.

24-year-old Daemeion Grady stole the man's laptop, and then armed himself with a piece of decoration adorning the walls of the homeowner's house: a samurai sword.

Grady allegedly used the sword to threaten the homeowner, who works from home remotely. Grady demanded he throw as many valuables as he could into a hamper, and then into the man's truck, which he also stole, Tampa Bay Times reports.

According to the police report, Grady allegedly had "the victim’s replica Samurai sword in one hand and the victim’s vehicle keys in the other hand."

Fortunately, the police were able to quickly track down Grady because in his haste, he accidentally left his phone at the scene.

The police located the missing samurai sword, which had Grady's fingerprints on it, and arrested him last week.

Grady, who has a lengthy criminal history, is now facing charges of armed burglary, carjacking, and resisting arrest. He was also charged with possession of controlled substances, methamphetamine and crack cocaine with intent to sell.

According to the sheriff's office, Grady remained jailed on Monday pending a court hearing.

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