Guy arrested for attacking holiday shoppers with lightsaber

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Dec 16, 2012

A man was arrested in Oregon after assaulting three customers at a Toys 'R' Us with a lightsaber, yet more proof that everything is better with lightsabers. Even manic episodes.

According to Oregon Live, after he ceased his attack on customers, the unnamed assailant soon left the store but remained in the parking lot. When police arrived, they tried to arrest him, but he kept swinging his saber in a threatening, Sith-like manner.

Police then tried to taser him. Obviously imbued with the power of the Dark Side, the assailant swatted away the wires with the lightsaber.

The officers finally arrested the man after grabbing him and pinning him to the ground. The suspect, identified only as a 33-year-old Hillsboro man, was treated by medics at the scene and taken to an area hospital for a mental evaluation. He faces "several criminal charges" after he is evaluated, Simpson said.

We hope this man gets the attention he needs. We also hope that a Jedi Master can speak to him about turning to the Light Side.

(OregonLive via Gawker)

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