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    nunchucks vs. hypodermic needle

    Nunchuck attack defendant makes her case
    By Kyle Perrotti kperrotti@themountaineer.com Mar 1, 2019


    Westwood apartment
    NEIGHBORS — The distance between Gentry’s and Smith’s apartments, seen here, is only about 30 feet.

    Neighbors sometimes feud, but since Kathleen Smith moved in next to Janet Gentry, it’s been almost constant.

    The Mountaineer wrote last week about the women’s latest feud, which ended with Gentry being charged with assault with a deadly weapon for using nunchucks on Smith during an altercation. But not long after the story, which featured quotes from Smith, ran in print, Gentry reached out to tell her side of the story.

    Much of what she wanted told appeared in the incident report, which was filled out by Deputy Kevin Brooks, who first responded on the scene.

    “Upon arrival, I observed five individuals arguing amongst themselves and posturing like they were going to fight,” Brooks noted in the incident report. “I gave several commands for everyone to separate. It took several attempts of this to get compliance.”

    Gentry said the incident began when she observed Smith, along with her boyfriend, Bobby McCollough, who had recently moved into the apartments after being displaced by the Suyeta Park Apartment fire, embroiled in a heated argument with her son. At one point, she was afraid McCollough was going to assault Smith’s son. That’s when Gentry called 911.

    “She was standing in the yard when she said, ‘you need to go on down the road,’” McCollough said.

    Smith said her altercation with Gentry escalated because she was frustrated with what she perceived as her neighbor’s intrusion into a personal matter.

    “I told her, ‘you need to quit putting your nose in other people’s business,’” Smith said.

    Gentry said that when she became the target of the heated language from McCollough and his son, who was also on the scene, her son stepped in and told the them “don’t talk to my mom like that.”

    Although it isn’t clear who pulled out what first, before long, Gentry’s son had a knife out, while McCollough and his son had a baseball bat and tire iron.

    “Clayton (McCullough) was trying to get my son to hit him, and Bobby told me ‘we’re going to make your son bleed,” Gentry said, a claim that McCollough firmly denied.

    That’s when the altercation between the two women occurred.

    “She hit me from behind,” Gentry recalled, a fact Smith didn’t deny. However, what’s more unclear is whether Smith brandished a hypodermic needle as a weapon.


    Black Nunchaku isolated over white

    “At some point, Mrs. Smith pushed Mrs. Gentry down and was waving the hypodermic needle at her,” the incident report reads. “Mrs. Gentry received a set of nunchucks and hit Mrs. Smith in the back several times.”

    But Smith denied that happening.

    “I showed them there wasn’t no needle,” she said.

    While the back and forth between the parties involved in the altercation paints an unclear picture of who might be to blame, at the end of the day, it was Gentry along with Smith’s son and daughter-in-law who were hit with misdemeanor charges.
    weird story.
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    A two-fer for a Tuesday

    Knives, nunchucks, large snow globe found at Charlotte Douglas checkpoints
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Transportation Security Administration agents have confiscated knives, nunchucks and a chainsaw from passengers at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

    Items such as those can bring checkpoint lines to a grinding halt.

    The moment travelers roll their suitcases through the doors, they all have a common goal – making it to their plane in time.

    “You need to be on time,” traveler Silvina Giammarra said.

    But some travelers don’t always inspect their bags beforehand, which creates a problem for everyone else at TSA checkpoints.

    TSA Federal Security Director Kevin Frederick said his agents run into the issue every day.

    From a replica gun to real guns, people walk into airports with plenty of items that won’t fly.

    “Flabbergasted – we’re talking about explosives on board an airplane. What would make you think you can bring it onboard an aircraft?” Frederick said.

    Agents at Charlotte Douglas have stopped brass knuckles, nunchucks and even part of a chainsaw from going onboard.

    “They are working really hard,” airline attendant Deandrea Gadsden said. “I never thought a bowling pin could be a weapon.”

    Channel 9 learned 65 guns have been found so far this year at the airport and 75 were found in total last year.

    Any weapons, especially guns, can wreck travel plans.



    Officials said the average time in a security checkpoint at Charlotte Douglas is just over 9 1/2 minutes, but, if a gun or other dangerous weapon is found, the wait time can more than double.

    Even a snow globe can get travelers in trouble because what’s inside it.

    “If it is larger than a tennis ball, you cannot and, reason for it: That’s not water in there; that is glycol alcohol,” Frederick said.

    This holiday season, more than 32,000 people a day are expected to roll through Charlotte Douglas, and agents will be screening everything.

    Agents suggest travelers do themselves and everyone else a favor: Double-check your bags. They also said that if you happen to get stuck in line, always remember it is your safety they are trying to protect.

    “It is the responsibility of the passenger on what you can carry and what you can’t carry,” Giammarra said.
    Those are the foam chucks carried at MartialArtSmart. Here in Cali, chucks with chains are illegal, even if they are foam padded.


    PD: Man attacks ex-girlfriend with throwing knives and nunchucks
    Posted: 1:46 PM, Nov 21, 2019 Updated: 1:53 PM, Nov 21, 2019
    By: Joe Enea


    TEMPE, AZ — A man in Tempe has been charged with multiple counts of aggravated assault for attacking his ex-girlfriend with knives and nunchucks.

    Tempe police report that on the morning of November 16, they responded to a call at an apartment complex near Rural Road and Apache Boulevard after a woman pounded on a neighbor's door asking for help.

    The woman reportedly told police that her ex-boyfriend Tomas Salinas, 51, attacked her after consuming one-liter of vodka. Salinas allegedly dragged the victim from one room to another by her hair, before grabbing a throwing knife from his 10-piece throwing knife kit and holding it to her throat.

    According to the police, the woman also saw a noose hanging from the ceiling on a hook. Court records show that Salinas has used the knives, a sword, and nunchucks to attack and threaten the woman in the past.

    Salinas remained in the apartment after the victim escaped for about two hours as police and SWAT team members evacuated nearby apartment units.

    He eventually surrendered to police. Inside the apartment, investigators reportedly found the throwing knife kit, multiple sets of nunchucks, and a green rope hanging from the ceiling.
    Gene Ching
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