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    Man defended himself against police......with a light saber

    http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/i...man_aft_1.html

    While he was at it, I wonder if he tried to use the force on anyone.

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    Aside from the guy being loopy, which is sad, this incident is funny.
    (And instructive, for those who think electric 'weapons' will protect them.)

    Officers tried to arrest the man, but he kept swinging the light saber at them...
    One tried to use his Taser on the suspect but the device didn't work.

    Another officer used his Taser and made contact, but the man knocked one of the wires away with the light saber.

    The officers finally arrested the man after grabbing him and pinning him to the ground.
    ... None of the victims of the light saber assault needed medical attention.
    I'm also interested in the officers' belief that an electric shock (which has, in some people, caused death) is a lesser use of force than "grabbing him and pinning him to the ground". Certainly the first is safer for the officers.
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    Hey a Jedi can take a lot of juice going into them. Look at how much Luke took in return of the Jedi.

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    I am glad they did not give this man a .40 cal perforation but fighting with the cops is asking for it. Luckily for him, they treated the threat appropriately and physically subdued him.

    Not to make light of the issue, but if there is video, it should be hilarious!
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    Occurred at a Gun Free Zone called Toys-R-Us.

    Maybe the guy was acting in self defense and since you can't bring weapons in he used the light saber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hrdware View Post
    http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/i...man_aft_1.html

    While he was at it, I wonder if he tried to use the force on anyone.
    Pish, the Force ain't real, everyone knows that. He should have used fus roh dah.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rscottie View Post
    I am glad they did not give this man a .40 cal perforation but fighting with the cops is asking for it. Luckily for him, they treated the threat appropriately and physically subdued him.
    Amen.

    Not to make light of the issue, but if there is video, it should be hilarious!
    Well, I can't amen to that, but yes, it would prove interesting.
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