The best lede from an article you’ll read all week

From The Miami Herald:

A Florida man stabbed his computer with a Samurai sword after being accused of downloading kiddie porn. He was in his underwear when he did it.

Kamil Mezalka, 21 stabbed his hard drive with a two-handed sword after police stormed his home looking for evidence of his alleged downloading hundreds of child-pornographic files, according to an arrest affidavit.

Mezalka faces a federal charge of downloading child pornography over the Internet. If convicted, he could face five to 20 years in federal prison.

Mezalka came out of a second-floor bedroom in his underwear when police entered his home near Daytona Beach. He then ran to stab his computer.

According to the Daytona Beach News Journal, Mezalka told police he was attracted to teenage girls and “might have” downloaded pornography depicting girls 13 years old and younger.

Authorities say he did.

Although he tried to spike the evidence, the Palm Coast man was once given kudos by police for using the sword to “defend his mom” when his step father was choking her.

That’s when Mezalka, who was armed with the two-foot Samurai sword, ordered his stepfather “off his mother.”

He has a collection of swords on the floor and on shelves in his bedroom.