05/08/2013 12:05 EDT | Updated 07/08/2013 05:12 EDT

In the battle between sword and skateboard, take skateboard, Vernon man learns

VERNON, B.C. - The sword is not mightier than the skateboard in Vernon, B.C.

Mounties in that North Okanagan city say they are still sorting out a bizarre fight that erupted Tuesday night in the downtown core.

They say several men in their early 20s squared off, but the situation became much more pointed when one of the men ran into a nearby specialty shop and emerged with two swords.

That's when a second suspect smashed the would-be musketeer in the head with a skateboard.

Fortunately, the sabre-rattler was not seriously hurt and everyone involved was rounded up.

Not surprisingly, they spent the night sobering up and, as clearer heads emerge, police hope to learn what sparked the unorthodox duel. (CKIZ)