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Witness: Woman in wench costume takes down sword thief

LARKSPUR, Colo. (AP) — A man is facing charges of theft and resisting arrest after authorities say he crashed a jousting performance at the Colorado Renaissance Festival and tried to make off with a sword.

A witness says the man was chased down by two women in costume Saturday. Steve Chapman says they followed him up a hill and one of them, dressed as a wench, held him in a headlock for about five minutes until her husband, in a knight’s costume, showed up and held him down until security arrived. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Ron Hanavan confirmed that bystanders were able to stop 22-year-old Connor Ward.

Chapman, who was photographing the event for his travel website, said Ward appeared to be drunk and was laughing much of the time.

This story has been corrected to show that Ward was not dressed as a knight.

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