Legend of Zelda Fan Jailed for Carrying 6-Inch Master Sword
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Legend of Zelda Fan Jailed for Carrying 6-Inch Master Sword

Jul 03, 2024 12:41 PM

A man in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, was sentenced to four months in prison for carrying a six-inch Master Sword in public. Anthony Bray, 48, claimed he used the replica from Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda series as a "fidget," but police deemed it a dangerous weapon. Caught on CCTV on June 8, Bray was seen carrying the item openly, leading to his arrest. The police stated that, despite Bray's claims of no harmful intent, the sword posed a perceived threat. Bray received a four-month prison sentence and a £154 (approximately $195) victim surcharge.

Is it illegal to carry replica weapons in public?

Yes, it is generally illegal to carry replica weapons, especially those that could be perceived as dangerous, like a bladed article, in public places. This can lead to arrest and legal consequences.

The Legend of Zelda series, developed by Nintendo, is renowned for its intricate storylines and iconic weaponry, such as the Master Sword. First introduced in "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past" in 1991, the Master Sword has become a symbol of heroism and adventure across the franchise. The latest installment, "Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom," continues to captivate gamers with its expansive world and challenging quests.

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