Man Arrested for Lightsaber Assault at Toys R Us

As a massive Star Wars Geek, I cannot lie that when I walk into department stores with automatic doors, I have on occasion pretended that I had the Force and that by the power of my mind alone, these doors flew from my path like Gamorrean Guards.

Now when I go into a Toys R Us, I do make a point of seeing what Star Wars toys… er… collectibles are available. You know… because I have kids.

However the last thing I would think of is to grab a couple of lightsabers and start having it out with complete strangers in the store. I imagine if I did, it would likely play out like this wannabe Sith.

WorstPreviews shares:

Portland police said that 33-year-old David Allen Canterbury went to a local Toys R Us store, grabbed toy “Star Wars” lightsabers in each hand and started to hit customers with them. He then carried the lightsabers outside the store and swung at police. Officers tried to use a Taser to subdue him, but Canterbury successfully deflected one of the wires away.

It doesn’t sound like this guy was all there to begin with, but you have to admire his ability to deflect the incoming taser attack with his lightsaber. The Force is strong in this one!

Well, until he was subdued by the police and put away for his reckless acts.