Lightsaber Attack Lands Would-Be Jedi, David Allen Canterbury, in Prison for Assault

on January 31 2012 11:23 AM

An Oregon judge has ordered a would-be Jedi to 45-days in prison for assault and a mental health evaluation after he attacked toy store customers with a pair of lightsabers.

David Allen Canterbury, the alleged Jedi, informed Judge Kenneth Walker that he seeking mental-health treatment and continued by apologizing to the victims, reported The Oregonian.

On Dec. 14, 2011, a caller reported to 9-1-1 that Canterbury had attacked customers with two plastic light sabers, attempting to hit three people inside a Toys-R-US. He then proceeded to walk outside the store.

Officers approached Canterbury, but he began violently swinging his light sabers at them. The officers attempted to use a Taser to subdue him, but he was able to deflect it. Police eventually wrestled him to the ground.  

None of the people who were attacked with the light sabers were seriously injured or needed medical attention.

On Dec. 15, Canterbury pleaded no- contest to a fourth-degree assaulted and resisting arrested, reported The Oregonian.

Canterbury has been banned from the Toys-R-Us where he started his outburst. Judge Walker did not sentence him to any additional for violating his probation for a previous heroin conviction.

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