Thursday, April 24, 2008

Judge issues warrant for Darth Vader

Well it seems some Star Wars nuttiness has been brewing in Great Brittan as of late and has woefully bled over into the staid British court. As it was described in the Telegraph: Arwel Wynne Jones, dressed in a black bin liner and shiny black helmet, was accused of assaulting Barney and Michael Jones while they were being interviewed for a TV documentary about their love of the films. As they were being filmed by a camera crew, Mr Wynne Jones allegedly leapt over the garden fence in Holyhead, the Isle of Anglesey, Wales, wielding a metal crutch in place of a light saber and shouting "Darth Vader" repeatedly. Now Barney and Michael are not to be left out of this little twist in reality. It would seem (according to the IO9 blog) that Barney Jones is the founder of the first ever British Jedi Church, and goes by the name of "Jedi Master Jonba Hehol" when feeling particularly holy, which may have played a part in inciting the asaliant's ire. (for those of you hopelessly not in the "know" The Jedi "religion" was born as a joke in the 2001 census, when almost 400,000 people claimed to believe in the Jedi faith. Based on the teachings of Yoda, the crinkly green dwarf of the films, the "church" has a branch in Florida and plans to open another in the Philippines.) Mr. Jones, at the apointed hour of his court appearance was no where to be found on which District Judge Andrew Shaw demanded that police track down the impersonator and said: "I hope the force will soon be with him."

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