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Man Uses Sword, Guitar in Pulp Fiction-Like Tattoo Shop Attack

By Stephanie Rabiner, Esq. on April 13, 2011 6:46 AM

The last pain anyone would expect to experience in a tattoo shop is from cuts and bruises caused by a sword attack.

But in one Orlando, Florida tattoo parlor, that's exactly what happened when homeless convict Jason Lynn Gay attacked the shop owner and his client.

There were also a guitar and glass table involved.

Last week, Jason Lynn Gay walked into Patrick Walker's tattoo shop and was told to look through the books and choose a tattoo, reports the Sun-Sentinel.

For some reason, Gay thought Walker and his customer had called him a "chain gang punk," so he decided to retaliate.

Grabbing a ceremonial Knights of Columbus sword and a guitar from the shop's wall, the Sun-Sentinel reports that Jason Lynn Gay started laughing, telling the men that he was going to kill them and that it was their "day to die."

He then launched into a sword attack.

Walker was hit with the sword and then smacked in the head with the guitar, reports the paper. His customer struggled with Gay, eventually grabbing a glass tabletop and slamming it over his attacker's head.

Jason Lynn Gay is now being charged with attempted second degree murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and battery.

Gay had just served 10 years in prison for violent crimes, according to the paper. Because he is most likely on probation and has a past criminal history, if he is convicted of any of these crimes, one should expect him to serve the maximum sentence.

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