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Saber Rattling

Police responded to a 911 call from a Toys ‘R’ Us store on Hayden Island in Portland, Ore., because of a man inside attacking customers. He allegedly assaulted three people and then went out to the parking lot with weapon in hand. Police tried twice to use a Taser on him, but he deflected the attack. Eventually, police pinned the 33-year-old man to the ground. The unnamed man was taken to a hospital for mental evaluation, after which he faces “several criminal charges,” says Portland Police Bureau spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson. The reason for the mental evaluation may be due to his choice of weapon: a toy light saber from Star Wars. None of his alleged victims required medical attention. (MS/Portland Oregonian) ...Obviously he is not properly trained in use of the Force.
Original Publication Date: 08 January 2012
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 18.

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