Seriously, a "pirate"?
It's a good thing the wacko had not run off by the time police got there, because "pirate" is almost useless as a description of this guy. "Nutjob with sword" would have been more helpful. When I hear 'pirate' I don't think "guy in chainmail with a helmet and a shield and a sword." I could see "knight", but "pirate"?
Does she think that the Lord of the Rings trilogy was another pirate series like Pirates of the Caribbean?
I hope she's okay, and I hope her car is minimally damaged, but someone might want to buy her an illustrated dictionary or something.
I'm mocking her a very little bit, but seriously, if you are in danger, especially in public, you need to try to give a good description to the police. Some poor schmuck with a scraggly beard and a bandana could have been shot accidentally (or Johnny Depp).