Using spurs as self-defense weapons

COOPERSTOWN, N.D. (AP) - November 8, 2010

Dallas Schmidt recently had his first Top Ten finish in a National Reining Horse Association competition.

He, his wife and their one-year-old were staying at a Columbus, Ohio, hotel.

He says he pulled his boots back on to get a baby bottle from the truck.

Schmidt says two would-be muggers approached from behind and demanded his money.

As one of the men moved closer, Schmidt says he got him in the face a with back-kick - spurs and all.

He tells the Grand Forks, N.D. Herald he never thought of his spurs as self-defense weapons.

Police are still looking for the muggers.

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