“You call that a knife?” Lauren Cullen said, showing the officer his Japanese sword.
Detective Captain Steven Vicente shook his head from side-to-side. “You told him that?” he said.
Lauren gave the officer a smirk and shrugged his shoulders, saying, “Yeah, about a second before I pulled out my wakisashi.”
“Like in those samurai movies,” Lauren said, twisting the sword by its handle.
Detective Vicente gave it a second glance. He said, “And you keep it behind the counter?”
“Not usually,” Lauren said, “but I got this collector coming over wanting to take a look at it.”
By Vincent Holland
Inspired by the case of New Bedford grocery store clerk – http://boston.com