Assaulting Toys R Us Shoppers with a LightsaberAt the height of the 2011 holiday shopping season, one Portland man reached his limit and started attacking fellow Toys R Us shoppers with a toy lightsaber, like any rational adult would after standing in line while listening to children use that Dora the Explorer talking toy 27 times in a row.
But the force was so strong with him, that when officers tried to taser David Canterbury, he wielded the toy lightsaber so effectively that he was able to break the taser wire.
Eventually an officer tackled Canterbury, who is now undergoing a mental health evaluation for using the weapon of choice for the peace-mongering monks from a galaxy far far away.
To his credit, Canterbury's lightsaber didn't belong to a Sith Lord (or Apprentice) , so he had not completely gone over to the dark side. I would've used Mace Windu's because say what you will about the prequels, that is one sleek purple lightsaber.
Drinking and Driving a Toy CarGetting drunk and then getting behind the wheel of a car is one of the worst and most dangerous things that you can do--you turn your vehicle into a deadly machine that can hurt anyone in its path.
But what if, when you're drunk, you get behind the wheel of an electric Barbie car with a top speed of 4 m.p.h.? That is what 40-year-old Paul Hutton did in the U.K. last year, turning the Barbie vehicle into a very slow weapon on wheels.
And even though a pedestrian could outrun the out-of-control Barbie car, Hutton was still arrested for drunk driving and had his license suspended for three years. Too bad he wasn't aware of the Welsh teenager who was charged in 2006 for drinking and then driving a child's dune buggy.
As if getting a DUI wasn't already embarrassing enough, this guy has to walk around asking for rides, taking the subway and telling people he doesn't have a valid license because he drove a pink barbie cars. I mean, he could've at least been driving a Power Wheels.
Man Hijacks Plane with Toy GrenadeGuns aren't the only toys that can look so real they fool unsuspecting victims--in 1988, a man who was apprehended after hijacking a plane in Colombia was carrying a toy grenade. He had used it to threaten the crew so he could take over a domestic flight. Fortunately this incident was a few decades ago, or else it would be yet another thing for the TSA to worry about.
Woman Tries to Rob a Store with a Toy PenguinIf you decide to turn to a life of crime and rob a gas station, one way to get the clerk to hand over the cash is to say you have a bomb. It's more effective than a gun.
One woman named Andri Lynn Jeffers stuffed a toy penguin under her shirt and tried to rob a convenience store saying that she had a bomb. The cash register was empty, though, so there was really nothing they could do to help her.
She pressed on and was then caught by authorities who discovered that she was unarmed, not wielding anything more deadly than the infectiously adorable toy penguin she pretended was something that could take out the entire store.
Kid Stabs Other Kid for Winning a Water Gun FightWater gun battles can be a great way to cool down on a hot summer day. Especially if you get the kind with the cool laser sights, or the ones might as well be entire hoses.
This is what 17-year-old William Welch must have been thinking in June 1992, when he used his Super Soaker to drench his friends on any other day. But one of his friends apparently didn't like getting wet, because he went home to get a kitchen knife and then stabbed Welch in the chest for what one can only assume was extra points.
Welch miraculously survived the completely unfair and rule-breaking stabbing, although his love of water gun fights most likely did not.
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