Drunk Vader Taken Down After Assaulting Police Officer

Posted on January 6, 2012

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Florida (ClickOrlando.com) Credit to Gaslamp Post reader Ted, for this story. – A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was attacked in Orlando early Thursday by a man wearing a Darth Vader mask, authorities said.

Michael Cole, 28, of Orlando, was arrested on felony charges of resisting arrest and battery on an officer.

According to the FHP, a construction worker informed the trooper around 2:45 a.m. of an intoxicated man wearing a Darth Vader mask who was walking in the middle of a road near Summerlin Avenue and Anderson Street.

The trooper approached the masked man, later identified as Cole, and repeatedly asked him to get out of the road, the FHP said.  Cole instead cursed at the trooper and laid in the roadway, authorities said.

The trooper then told Cole to get up, but he attemtped to punch and kick the trooper, who deployed his Taser, according to the FHP.  Officials said Cole’s thick jacket prevented the Taser from working, so the trooper used pepper spray to subdue him.

Local 6 News captured video showing the man screaming while being placed onto a stretcher.

Cole complained of shortness of breath and was taken to Florida Hospital South.  He was later released and booked into the Orange County Jail.

The trooper was not injured.

“Sad end to the once all powerful Sith Lord.” – Ted

You know, funny stories about losers is one thing, but what’s even funnier are the blog comments some people make after the story.  Take this story for example; the comments left by some of the readers were a riot (and pretty darn creative, I should add!).  Thanks for the laugh, Ted!

cmonguyman –Hokey Religions and Ancient Weapons are no match for a good Taser at your side, kid.
cmonguyman  –What is thy bidding, my master?
There is a great disturbance in the Force. I have felt it.
We have a new enemy, the young Officer who arrested Darth Vader.
I have no doubt this boy is the offspring of the Florida Highway Patrol.
Search your feelings,You will know it to be true.
–If he could be turned, he will become a powerful ally.
Yes…. He would be a great asset. Can it be done?
–He will join us or die, my master.
BruceRLA –Was his lightsabre registered? The force was not with him, the force was on him.
warren –I am entirely disapointed in the quality of new recruits we are getting for Sith lord these days. I find Darth pee-pant’s lack of ability disturbing…I blame the system, ever since they went equal oportunity hiring, they were forced to lower the standards for the Mon calimari. web hands and light sabers, who are we kidding? next thing you know Gungans will be allowed in the senate.

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