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Gang of unruly knights robs Renaissance faire
Posted: 01 August 2012 11:00 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Historical reenactments of the Middle Ages, they sometimes bring out the blackguards, brigands, and bad apples. Early Monday morning in the French town of Bitche, the organizers of the popular festival Medievales Europeennes de Bitche found themselves down 20,000 € (approximately $25,000) when a marauding band of “knights” held them up at sword-and-axe-point. Explains AFP of these anachronistic crooks:

“According to witnesses, there were three or four individuals, masked and wearing medieval attire,” the spokesman said.
They struck one of the organisers with the handle of the axe and escaped with the cash.

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Posted: 02 August 2012 04:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Huh. Impressive. I’d have to wonder about the thought that went into that, as many Ren Faire folks carry enough steel on them to start a decent scrapyard, and a lot of them know how to use it. Still, best that nobody was seriously injured, I suppose.

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