We understand that some super-realistic toys can blur the line between what's real and what's pretend, but this man probably should have known better.
A man in Portland, Ore., was arrested for an alleged assault against three people in a local Toys R Us store on Wednesday night. His weapon of choice? A blue lightsaber.
According to Oregon Live, the 33-year-old man started swinging the toy at other customers and someone called 9-1-1 to report the wannabe Jedi. The man walked out to the parking lot, still holding the lightsaber, and continued to swing it at police officers when they attempted to arrest him. The officers tried using a Taser on the man, but it didn't work.
Eventually, they managed to grab and pin him to the ground, and he's since been taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation. Police say he faces "several criminal charges," although the spokesman for the Portland Police Bureau says that none of the assault victims required medical attention.
Now correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't a blue lightsaber generally indicate he's a Jedi, not a Sith? Perhaps the man fancied himself the new leader of the Rebel Alliance, in which case, does that make the Portland Police Bureau members of the Galactic Empire? I'm still pretty sure that as a Jedi he should be using his powers for good.
These guys could teach him what a Jedi master should really act like: