Swordsman holds off home invader
In Memphis, a home invasion robbery ends when one of the victims draws a sword and lops off the attacker's trigger finger. He'd been beaten unconscious, but awakened, found the sword (apparently used for yard work, altho one might suspect since it was under the couch, doubling as a home defense tool), and slashed away.
There was no difficulty identifying the robber, since police just fingerprinted the finger. He served eight years for home robberies, only being released from prison last year.
I suppose now we'll have to say "never bring a blade to a gunfight -- unless you can nail the other guy's trigger finger with the first slash."