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    Girl beats off muggers with marching band baton

    -Associated Press


    QUARTZ HILL, Calif. 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.


    The men had not been caught. But Rust says there's a clear message to take from the encounter:


    "The moral to this story is don't mess with the marching band girls, or you just might get what you deserve. Final score: marching band 2, thugs 0."




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    thats great. I love it when people stand up and fight back, good for her
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    The phrasing of the headline was a bit... unfortunate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    The phrasing of the headline was a bit... unfortunate.
    Yep, thought I was gonna read some good NSFW material
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    Found a video on this. This is not your ordinary baton. This is a drum major / majorettes baton that is used to lead a marching band. Check out the size of that thing. The ones that I remember from my marching band days were at least 6' in length. It could inflict some serious damage if used as a defensive tool. Reminds me of a mace. Her number one goal was to survive a possible assault and that she did.

    Band Baton Muggers

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    Twirling baton self-defense - AOL Video


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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    The phrasing of the headline was a bit... unfortunate.
    I thought the same thing but decided to leave it as I found it.




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    Quote Originally Posted by CTR man View Post
    Found a video on this. This is not your ordinary baton. This is a drum major / majorettes baton that is used to lead a marching band. Check out the size of that thing. The ones that I remember from my marching band days were at least 6' in length. It could inflict some serious damage if used as a defensive tool. Reminds me of a mace. Her number one goal was to survive a possible assault and that she did.

    Band Baton Muggers

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    Twirling baton self-defense - AOL Video
    Yeah I saw that thing on Fox News this morning - It's like a baseball bat with a steel ball on the end - Ouch

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    I'm reminded of a classic Family Guy scene where Peter and Lois want to teach the kids how to be desirable to the opposite sex.

    Peter Griffin: Kids, your mother and I have decided that we are gonna help you two get out in to dating world.
    Lois Griffin: That's right. Chris, I'm gonna show you how to be an affable, desirable young man who doesn't smell like the inside of a wool hat.
    Chris Griffin: Why you gotta break balls?
    Peter Griffin: And Meg when I get through with you, you're gonna be beating guys off with both hands!
    Meg Griffin: This is gonna be so fun!
    Peter Griffin: Hey! Zip it! Rule number one: No speaky until the *man* speaky to *you*.
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