Sword-swallower arrested… for having swords

275x250.jpgA world record sword-swallower has been arrested while performing in New York… for "brandishing a sword in public".

Australian Chayne Hultgren (who performs under then name The Space Cowboy) says that he was busking in New York when he was approached by cops.

They told him it was illegal to have a sword in public (even if you are swallowing it) and as soon as his audience was dispersed, they arrested the 33-year-old.

After his props were confiscated the acclaimed performer was taken to cell where he spent 24 hours in the company of junkies and sexual offenders.

To make matters worse, as officers left him in the cell, they apparently said loudly through the bars 'don't tell these guys you swallow'.
NYPD have confirmed the arrest and say that Hultgren was disorderly and creating a hazardous condition on the street.

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