Friday, May 01, 2009

Don't mess with the twirlers

Girl Beats Off Muggers With Marching Band Baton:
Don't mess with the marching band. That's what California authorities are saying after a 17-year-old girl used her marching band baton to beat back two would-be muggers.

Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Michael Rust says the Quartz Hill girl was walking to school April 24 when two men approached her from behind, tried to grab her coat and demanded money.

Instead, one got a punch in the nose and the other a kick to the groin. Rust says the girl then beat both of them with her band baton before she ran away.
via Lest Darkness Fall


  1. I wonder if she twirled it in between attacks...

  2. That would have been really cool.

    I remember the big baton that our drum major used had a sharp point on one end so he could stick it in the ground. You could've killed someone with that thing.