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Sword-wielding bishop, giant marlin and dancing traffic cop raise eyebrows


A trio of stories had us amazed this morning.  From a dancing traffic volunteer to a sword-wielding bishop, you never know what will be making news.

The first clip shows a bishop from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  He stopped a mugging in his neighborhood with a samuri sword.

His 14-year-old son told him there was a woman screaming across the road, so the bishop jumped out of the shower, threw on some clothes and headed across the street, with the sword.

The alleged mugger took one look and immediately took off running.  He later turned himself in.

Another fun story this morning is the catch of a lifetime.

A 19-year-old from Houston made it while he was on his Make-A-Wish Foundation trip in Hawaii.  Sterling Ellis is in remission from Hodgkin's Lymphoma and has to undergo a born marrow transplant soon.  But, before his procedure he landed a real whopper, an 11 foot, 760 pound marlin. 

Ellis said his arms got tired, but he wasn't going to give up the fight.  The crew helped him reel it in.  It took more than an hour.

Ellis will keep the marlin's bill as a trophy and souvenir.  Can you imagine hooking a fish like that?

Finally, a eyebrowing raising traffic director out of Thailand.  The volunteer borrows moves from Michael Jackson while helping motorists during rush hour.

He's been busting a move every morning for the past three years, cheering up drivers in heavy traffic on their way to work.  Some call him the "King of Traffic Cops" in honor of MJ himself.

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