Washington State Man Charged For Assault After Attacking Neighbor With Star Trek Sword

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If you've been a Trekker for years, you've probably heard of the Klingon proverb, "Never leave without your bat'leth," the sword wielded by the warrior race.

According to the local TV station KREM, a Spokane, Wash. man is accused of attacking his next-door neighbor with a replica of the curved sword from the Star Trek TV series.

The 50-year-old Carlo Morris Cerutti was charged with assault after allegedly swinging at his neighbor with the sword in a dispute over garbage.

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Cerutti's wife, Joyce, told KREM their neighbor was using their trash can, so she carried a bag of the trash back over to his house. That's when she said the unnamed neighbor threw the garbage at her, and began spreading the garbage over their yard.

Accounts vary at this point. The neigbor says Cerutti went out of the house and attacked him with the bat'leth, which the neighbor managed to block and grab away. Joyce Cerutti claims her husband only took the sword from its place on the wall after the neighbor forced his way into their home.

So who do you think is telling the truth?