Thomas McGowan entered the home of Jimmy Morgan Jr. after fleeing from police while driving a reportedly stolen car. McGowan had entered Morgan’s home through the window, so the man grabbed a spear he keeps lying near his bed and jabbed it at the intruder. “He started retreating and I started advancing and I was stalking him here, you never cross your legs, and I cornered him right here,” Morgan said.
Luckily for the intruder, he was only injured in the hand and shoulder. “As he was running, he smeared blood from here to high heaven and he splattered here and he splattered there and splattered all over there. It was like a deer,” Morgan said.
Morgan said to the local news that he learned spear fighting as a hobby. “It’s called the SCA. It’s a medieval fighting and we do use spears and swords and things of that nature. I don’t have a firearm so I have a short spear, very quick, very agile and very deadly.”
McGowan managed to escape and was captured and taken to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries and then booked in jail. Police later found out that he did indeed own the car and had recovered it after it was reported stolen.
McGowan was charged with evading arrest with a vehicle, driving while intoxicated and criminal trespass of a habitation.
The SCA is the Society for Creative Anachronism, which is dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. The group was founded in 1966 and boasts 29,000 dues-paying members.
Morgan’s younger brother reported that he was diagnosed with schizophrenia after he left the military, so he could not own any firearms to protect himself. The flag on his front porch in the video segment is apparently the flag of a nation he plans to begin after the end of the apocalypse.