Trespassers, armed with sword, seen near Hephzibah home

A Hephzibah woman found a couple, armed with a sword, lurking in her backyard Friday morning.

According to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office report, the 30-year-old was alerted after she heard her dog barking around 4:50 a.m.

She found a man with a skull cap and a woman lurking near the shed in the backyard of her home in the 2900 block of Ulm Road. After she demanded they leave, police said, the man pulled the sword from a bag on his back and said, “If you call the cops, I’ll be waiting on you.”

The couple ran along a trail at the rear of the property, leaving behind several empty bags.