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Man jailed for carrying 6-inch replica of iconic sword from Nintendo


A man in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, has been sentenced to four months in prison for carrying a 6-inch Master Sword replica in public. Anthony Bray, 48, was spotted with the weapon from Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda series on June 8, according to Eurogamer. Warwickshire Police identified Bray via CCTV walking with the sword visible in his hand. Officers arrested him for carrying a bladed article.
Bray claimed that the sword was a “fidget” toy he had bought online to keep his hands busy.However, police noted that the sharply pointed item could be used as a weapon and could instill fear in others. The sword was inside a sheath that could be released with the press of a button.
Despite admitting that the Master Sword could be perceived as threatening, Bray insisted during his interview that he would not have used it as a weapon. On June 28, Bray received a four-month prison sentence and was ordered to pay a victims’ surcharge of £154 (approx. $195).
Sergeant Spellman of the Patrol Investigations Unit said, “We take a zero tolerance to bladed articles in public, and Bray has fallen afoul of this. It is possible to find fidget toys that aren’t six-inch blades. It is possible not to walk down the street holding them out in front of you. With a bit more self-awareness, Bray could have avoided contact with us completely.”

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