On March 25, Arwel Hughes, 27, of Holyhead, UK, assaulted two members of the Jedi faith church who were holding mock lightsaber duels in a garden. Hughes, wearing a black plastic garbage bag and screaming "Darth Vader," jumped a fence and hit Barney Jones and Michael Jones in the head and leg, respectively. The incident was captured on video. Hughes was fined and given a suspended jail sentence. From the BBC News:
Hughes told police he had no memory of the incident as he was drunk.Link to article and video (Thanks, Carlo Longino!)
District Judge Andrew Straw said the publicity his case had received was perhaps a good thing, and a "wake up call" to deal with his alcohol problem.
Previously on BB:
• UK Church of the Jedi Link
• Jedi Bootcamp on BBtv Link