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Comment of the Day: In Houston, It's Machetes Instead of Samurai Swords

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We told you of one Texan who settled an argument with his stepdaughter's boyfriend with a samurai sword. One reader noted Houston has a different exotic weapon of choice.

Parker wrote:

You'd be amazed how many cases of hand-to-hand combat in our very own Houston involve machetes... several weekly are seen at Ben Taub. They seem to come in waves. Haven't seen any samurai sword action lately though.

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