PORTLAND, OR – A 33-year-old man was arrested outside a Toys ‘R’ Us in Oregon after he allegedly assaulted some shoppers with a toy lightsaber before fighting with police in the parking lot.
Someone in the Jantzen Beach Toys R Us called 911 last night to report a man swinging a toy lightsaber at other customers in the store. By time police arrived, the man had already assaulted several people with a lightsaber and was now in the parking lot continuing to act crazy.
Still wielding the blue lightsaber, the man refused to listen to police commands and continued swinging the toy at them while yelling incoherently. One officer used a Taser on the man, but the device didn’t work. A second used his Taser and made contact, but like a boss, the man swung the lightsaber and broke one of the wires free.
Police finally said “f*ck it” and apprehended the man the old fashioned way by tackling him and pinning him to the ground. He was treated by medics at the scene and will face criminal charges after his much needed mental evaluation.
Too bad this guy wasn’t at that South Carolina Walmart last weekend. No telling how that story would have turned out.Tags: Crime, lightsaber, mental illness, Oregon, Toys R Us