Jedi Knight Taser
February 7, 2012 by staff
Jedi Knight Taser, A 33-year-old would-be Jedi Knight has been jailed for 45 days for attacking toy store customers and policemen with a toy lightsaber.
Judge Kenneth Walker handed David Canterbury a 45-day jail sentence, after he pleaded no contest to charges of assault and resisting arrest.
It would seem even the mighty Taser was no match for a humble plastic lightsaber after the man managed to fend off officers as they tried to arrest him inside the store.
Police in Portland, Oregon, were on the receiving end of ‘The Force’ when they tried to take down the suspect with the electroshock weapon – and he retaliated using the children’s toy with surprising success.
Officers had been alerted to an incident inside a Toys R Us in Jantzen Beach after a man allegedly used a toy lightsaber to attack people.
According to police, by the time officers arrived three people had been assaulted by a man brandishing the toy.
Officers said they tried to calm the man down but he kept swinging the lightsaber and shouting incoherently.
So they then tried to use a Taser on him, but the man managed to break the wires free using the toy.
Abandoning the Taser attempts, police then wrestled the man to the ground before taking him into custody.
David Canterbury, who was arrested at the scene, was treated for injuries and taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation.
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