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A Michigan man used an ax he calls “his baby” to ward off a convicted felon who was trying to break into his apartment on Wednesday night.
Ben Ball, 36, a replica of the battle-axe, and cut by an intruder, a 33-year-old Alex Lavell Rawls, who is facing a charge of first-degree home invasion.
Ball said the suspect dated his former roommate, but she moved away and to the condemned criminal. Rawls showed up at the apartment at about 11:30 p.m., thinking she was still there, according to Wood-TV.
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Alex Rawls was arrested following a break-in at the apartment of a Ball that is hit to him with a replica battle-ax
(Alex Rawls of Michigan Dept. of Corrections)
He repeatedly knocked on the door, to the kick while the Ball was sitting at home playing video games and watching TV show Rick and Morty. Ball said he thought Rawls was carrying a gun in the store (s) has not been reported.
When the door was open, so he decided to go to the middle ages.
“[It’s] door is opened, [I] took the head [then] the step, step, hit,” he told Wood-TV.
He was struck Rawls at least once in the torso with a sharp knife, and the two continued to fight inside the apartment.
“There was a mess everywhere,” Ball said.
The suspect fled after the violent matter – to the left of a trail of blood from K-9 officers are used to ensure the capture of the suspect, the outlet reported.
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Rawls spent the night in the hospital, recovering from his wounds before he was taken to the local jail, according to the Kalamazoo County government officials.
Ball said that he sometimes participated in the events – when he’s not working at Applebees, where people are using those kinds of weapons in actual combat. He told the outlet he’s excited to spend so much time practicing with the ax.
“I’ve got a two-carbon steel, battle ax, which was home-made by a man who has since passed away. That’s what I like to call it, my child,” Ball said.
Rawls was being held in the Kalamazoo County Jail.
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The home invasion charge would be able to put him in prison for up to a maximum of 20 years. His criminal record includes assaults and the disarming of the police, as well as for the flight, and that he was in the police department, according to the Michigan Department of Corrections.