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Would-be Jedi jailed over lightsaber attack


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#1    __Kratos__

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:46 AM

PORTLAND, Oregon An Oregon judge has used his force to order a 45-day jail sentence and mental health evaluation for a would-be Jedi who attacked toy store customers with a pair of lightsabers.

David Allen Canterbury, 33, told Judge Kenneth Walker that he is already seeking mental health treatment. Canterbury also apologized to his victims.

The Oregonian reported that Canterbury pleaded no contest Monday to assault and resisting arrest.

Canterbury had a "Star Wars" lightsaber in each hand as he swung at three customers last Dec. 14 at a Toys R Us store, Portland police said. He carried the lightsabers outside the store and swung at police.

According to The Oregonian, police attempted to shoot Canterbury with a Taser but the suspected deflected one of the wires away.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 12:16 PM

In the old days they used to court order disruptive mentally ill people into treatment (ie, they had no choice). Not any more, now the crazy folks are allowed to do pretty much as they please until they break a law and end up in jail (which is not really where they belong). What the heck are we (as a society) thinking? People like this need to be in a mental health facility.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 12:55 PM

The best part: " According to The Oregonian, police attempted to shoot Canterbury with a Taser but the suspected deflected one of the wires away."

Thats jedi for you.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 12:55 PM

View PostLilly, on 31 January 2012 - 12:16 PM, said:

In the old days they used to court order disruptive mentally ill people into treatment (ie, they had no choice). Not any more, now the crazy folks are allowed to do pretty much as they please until they break a law and end up in jail (which is not really where they belong). What the heck are we (as a society) thinking? People like this need to be in a mental health facility.


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Posted 31 January 2012 - 01:13 PM

Did he try to use the jedi mind trick on the police or the judge?


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Posted 31 January 2012 - 01:23 PM

He deflected a taser attack! That's some skill right there. Kind of like when Luke and Obiwan would hit those laser blasts right back at the storm troopers / battle droids lol.


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Posted 31 January 2012 - 01:26 PM

(sigh...) I hate when people do this. Makes all us Jedi look bad.


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Posted 31 January 2012 - 01:49 PM

I can't help to think of the fat comic book guy on the Simpsons in this situation.....best light saber fight ever!


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Posted 31 January 2012 - 01:53 PM

View PostGeneral Kenobi, on 31 January 2012 - 01:26 PM, said:

(sigh...) I hate when people do this. Makes all us Jedi look bad.

I agree. I never use my lightsaber in public. I stick with using my mind powers.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 03:05 PM

View PostLilly, on 31 January 2012 - 12:16 PM, said:

In the old days they used to court order disruptive mentally ill people into treatment (ie, they had no choice). Not any more, now the crazy folks are allowed to do pretty much as they please until they break a law and end up in jail (which is not really where they belong). What the heck are we (as a society) thinking? People like this need to be in a mental health facility.


Well said.  :tu:


View Postphatmanxxl, on 31 January 2012 - 01:49 PM, said:

I can't help to think of the fat comic book guy on the Simpsons in this situation.....best light saber fight ever!

Hahaha, that is funny.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:28 PM

Why didn't he use the Force push to knock the police down like bowling pins?  Amateur...  
I do have to admit the taser deflect was impressive though... :P

In all honesty, this is similar to the movie "Mazes and Monsters" which showed that the imagination can be a powerful tool in dealing with RPG's especially if you are all ready clouding up reality and fantasy or have given up on reality completely...


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Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:45 PM

The Jedi are supposed to use their lightsaber in defense and using two is discouraged... This guy was more like a Sith!! Wonder what color those lightsabers were?

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:35 PM

Too much TV or drugs or both..


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Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:00 PM

View PostLilly, on 31 January 2012 - 12:16 PM, said:

In the old days they used to court order disruptive mentally ill people into treatment (ie, they had no choice). Not any more, now the crazy folks are allowed to do pretty much as they please until they break a law and end up in jail (which is not really where they belong). What the heck are we (as a society) thinking? People like this need to be in a mental health facility.

Well spake Lilly!

Too bad asylums and sanitariums are left to ghost hunters instead of being used. There are a lot of people that need help waaayyyy more than they need jail.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:09 AM

That's just what we need to start packing everyone into asylums again. Hey that person has epilepsy lets throw them in. That person is depressed... throw them in ... hey that kid is hyper well I'm sure electro shock therapy will cure him.

I agree that there could be a better way but lets not go back to the way it used to be....


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