UPDATE: Man Allegedly Goes “Vader” on Customers and Police At Toy Store

Posted on January 31, 2012


Update 1/31/2012 – Mr. Canterbury, the man who was arrested for the light saber incident, has been found guilty and sentenced.  Update following the story, below.

Original story: 12/15/2011

Oregon (The Gaslamp Post) – Police arrested a rogue Jedi, who witnesses say, assaulted them with a “light saber,” inside of the town’s local Toy’s R Us store, on Wednesday night.  Portland Police say 33-year-old, David Allen Canterbury, of Hillsboro, allegedly took the “Star Wars” style weapon, which is neither clumsy nor random, as a blaster, and had attacked at least three customers.

The witness who placed the 911 call at around 9:50 pm, Wednesday night, also stated that Canterbury had exited the store while still armed with said light saberPolice attempted several times to apprehend Mr. Canterbury, who was swinging the light saber at officers, in the parking lot of the toy store.  Using the force, the Sith Lord was able to elude a taser shock from one officer, and cause a second officer’s taser to malfunction.  Unfortunately he was unsuccessful in avoiding officers tackling him, and taking him to the ground.  The force is strong with him, but not that strong.

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Darth Canterbury was treated for minor injuries at the scene and is being held for a mental evaluation.  He is facing “several criminal charges,” police said.  The victims of the light saber attack declined medical treatment.

(h/t The Oregonian)

UPDATE: 1/31/2012

A judge has sentenced the ill-fated Sith Lord to 45 days in jail, 2 years of probation, and a mandatory mental health examination, in order to determine if treatment is necessary.  According to a statement by Canterbury, he has already begun treatment.  “Darth” David Allen Canterbury, pleaded no-contest, to charges of resisting arrest, and fourth-degree assault.  Judge Kenneth Walker dismissed charges of theft, disorderly conduct, and interfering with a police officer.  Canterbury, who has a record of heroin related offenses, has also been banned from Toys R Us for an undetermined length of time.