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Light Saber Attack: Oregon Man David Canterbury Assaults Toys 'R' Us Shoppers With 'Star Wars' Sword


First Posted: 12/15/11 04:25 PM ET Updated: 12/15/11 04:26 PM ET

That's not how you use the force!

An Oregon man went Darth Vader on customers at Toys 'R' Us this week when he allegedly assaulted at least three people by wielding a toy light saber.

Police arrested 33-year-old David Allen Canterbury -- Jedi-in-training -- after a shopper at the Jantzen Beach store called 9-1-1 to report Canterbury's evil use of the force around 9:50 p.m., Wednesday night, The Oregonian reports.

The caller told authorities that the man inside the store, later identified as Canterbury, was swinging the "Star Wars" toy at customers, The Portland Tribune reports.

When police approached Canterbury in the parking lot, they attempted to subdue the suspect using Tasers, according to Fox-12. Canterbury, however, continued to swing the light saber, knocking away one of the Taser wires with the toy weapon.

Canterbury is charged with assault, disorderly conduct, theft, resisting arrest, and interfering with a police officer.

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