When it comes to lightsabers versus tasers, it is the unlikely lightsaber which has proven to have ‘the force’.
A rogue shopper assaulted several with a replica light saber on Wednesday at an Oregon Toys R Us.
After being chased into the parking lot and fending off responding officers with his trusty weapon, police decided to employ a taser. However, even that would not bring down the man…
“Officers arrived and attempted to take the suspect into custody, but he continued to swing the light saber and was yelling incoherent statements,” officers said in their report. One officer was able to hit the man with his Taser, but the suspect then broke the Taser wire with his lightsaber — at which point officers grabbed him and wrestled him to the ground.
The man, identified as David Canterbury, 33, of Hillsboro, was cited for assault, disorderly conduct, theft, resisting arrest and interfering with a police officer — but all enforcement is on hold while he is given a hospital mental health evaluation … and likely a stern rebuke from the Jedi council.