Sumter County sheriff’s deputies are used to responding to calls involving weapons, but usually those weapons are common to this century.
But Monday evening, law enforcement was called to a home on the 5700 block of Cane Savannah Road that was reportedly under attack by a man wielding a sword.
Deputies reportedly found Bobie Lorenzo Scarborough, 61, of Wedgefield, standing on the side of the road near the scene about 5:49 p.m. still carrying the sword, where he was detained.
Two women inside the home told deputies the suspect came to the home and attempted to push his way through the front door. While one woman reportedly tried to hold the front door shut, the man broke out the door’s window and began to thrust his sword through the opening while repeatedly shouting “y’all stole my Batman knife.”
When he couldn’t gain entry to the home through the front door, the man reportedly walked around the exterior of the home and broke several other windows with the butt of the sword.
Neither of the women inside was reportedly injured. The victim claimed that during his attempt to break in, the suspect dropped the Batman knife he was supposedly looking for on the home’s front porch.
Scarborough was arrested and charged with second-degree burglary and malicious injury to personal property. Both the sword and the Batman knife were recovered from the scene and placed into evidence.