Samurai swordsman trespasses apartment complex

Posted at 3:30 PM, Dec 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-30 01:37:40-05

A convicted felon trespassing and carrying a samurai sword was arrested in Phoenix on December 18th.

Police received a call saying there was a man trespassing in the area of 29th Avenue and Indian School Road and carrying a sword.

Police arrived around 9 a.m. and contacted  29-year-old Pierre Dessens. When they patted him down, they found a samurai sword nearly 3 feet long in a sheath stuffed in the back of his pants.

A records check revealed to police that Dessens had multiple felony convictions and is not allowed to possess any type of weapons.