Man stabs computer with Samurai sword in child porn raid
21-year-old Kamil Mezalka was found in his underwear by federal agents
Live by the sword, get arrested by the sword.
A 21-year-old Florida man, who just last month was praised for saving his mother’s life with a Samurai sword, was taken into custody this week when he used the weapon to stab his computer as FBI agents raided his home for child pornography.
According to an affidavit obtained by the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Kamil Mezalka was in his underwear when agents arrived at his house with a search warrant and entered when no one came to the door.
Suspected of stockpiling pornographic images of young girls on his hard drive, Mezalka reportedly came out of his bedroom with his hands up when the agents entered and then went back into his room, shutting the door.
The agents followed him, saw him stab his computer with the sword, and took him into custody.
Mezalka reportedly admitted being attracted to young girls and said he “might have” downloaded pornography showing girls under the age of 13, according to the affidavit.
An examination of the computers in his home revealed hundreds of images of child pornography, both on the machine he attacked and others in his home, agents said. He faces a federal charge for downloading the images and could face up to 20 years in prison.
It’s a sharp turnaround for a man who in April was heralded as a hero for using the sword to save his mother, who was being choked and threatened with a loaded gun by his stepfather.
Armed with the 2-foot sword, Mezalka “forced entry” into his mother’s room when he heard her cries for help and intervened, telling his stepfather to get “off of his mother.”
Mezalka’s Samurai sword may have been his weapon of choice, but wasn’t his only one: the affidavit reportedly states that agents found a number of other swords in his room, as well as a loaded gun.