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Let the Farce Be With You

A Florida State Trooper patrolling in Orlando stopped a suspicious-looking character near a construction site: the man was dressed as Darth Vader from Star Wars. The trooper asked the man to move on, but instead the man swore at him and lay down in the road. When the trooper approached, the man allegedly tried to hit and kick him, so the trooper shot him with his Taser. That didn’t work because of the man’s thick coat, so the lawman switched to pepper spray to subdue him. Michael Eugene Cole, 28, was taken to a hospital for treatment, and then held for psychological observation. Troopers gave the Vader mask to Cole’s mother, who admitted that Cole was involved in a similar occurrence several years before. (RC/Orlando Sentinel) ...Though that time, he was dressed as Anakin.
Original Publication Date: 08 January 2012
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 18.

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