Witness: Woman in wench costume takes down sword thief

— A man is facing theft and assault charges after authorities say he crashed a jousting performance at the Colorado Renaissance Festival in Larkspur and tried to make off with a sword.

A witness told The Denver Post (http://dpo.st/1CA028q ) the man was chased down by a woman dressed as a wench. Steve Chapman said the woman held the would-be thief in a headlock until Douglas County sheriff’s deputies could arrive.

Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Deborah Sherman says according to a police report on the incident, one of 22-year-old Connor Ward’s friends stopped him.

Sherman says Ward appeared to have been drunk when he grabbed the sword.

This story has been corrected to show that Ward was not dressed as a knight.

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A big tip of the hat to our amazing friends at WRAL for sharing this with us.

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