CRIME

Witness: Wench-costumed woman brings down sword thief at Colorado Renaissance Festival

In this Saturday, July 11, 2015 photo, provided by Steven Chapman, a renaissance festival attendee, right, restrains 22-year-old man Connor Ward, after he allegedly made off with a sword at the Colorado Renaissance Festival, in Larkspur, Colo. Ward is facing charges of theft and resisting arrest after authorities say he crashed a jousting performance at the Colorado Renaissance Festival and tried to take a sword. A witness said the man was chased down by two women in costume. (Steven Chapman/TumbleweedTourist.com via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

In this Saturday, July 11, 2015 photo, provided by Steven Chapman, a renaissance festival attendee, right, restrains 22-year-old man Connor Ward, after he allegedly made off with a sword at the Colorado Renaissance Festival, in Larkspur, Colo. Ward is facing charges of theft and resisting arrest after authorities say he crashed a jousting performance at the Colorado Renaissance Festival and tried to take a sword. A witness said the man was chased down by two women in costume. (Steven Chapman/TumbleweedTourist.com via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

A man is facing theft and assault charges after authorities say he crashed a jousting performance at the Colorado Renaissance Festival in Larkspur and tried to make off with a sword.

A witness told The Denver Post (http://dpo.st/1CA028q ) the man was chased down by a woman dressed as a wench. Steve Chapman said the woman held the would-be thief in a headlock until Douglas County sheriff's deputies could arrive.

Sheriff's office spokeswoman Deborah Sherman says according to a police report on the incident, one of 22-year-old Connor Ward's friends stopped him.

Sherman says Ward appeared to have been drunk when he grabbed the sword.

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

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com