Skip to comments.FHP Trooper Defeats Drunk 'Darth Vader' With Pepper Spray
Posted on 01/05/2012 11:41:48 AM PST by nickcarraway
Man in 'Star Wars' mask attacked trooper: FHP.
Darth Vader may be able to handle most lightsaber-wielding Jedis, but he's met his match when it comes to Florida Highway Patrol troopers with pepper spray.
Authorities say a drunk man wearing the "Star Wars" villain mask was arrested Thursday in Orlando after he tried to punch and kick an FHP trooper near a construction site.
The trooper responded to the area of Summerlin Avenue and Anderson Street around 2:45 a.m. when he was advised by construction workers of an intoxicated man walking in the roadway in the mask, according to the FHP.
The trooper approached the man, identified as 28-year-old Michael E. Cole, who began cursing at the trooper and laid down in the road, the FHP said.
When the trooper tried to get Cole off the road, Cole tried to punch and kick him, the FHP said.
The trooper fired his Taser, but Cole's heavy jacket protected him from the stun gun. The trooper pulled out some pepper spray and was able to take Cole into custody.
Cole was taken to a nearby hospital after complaining of shortness of breath, then later booked into the Orange County jail on charges of felony resisting arrest and felony battery on a police officer.
He was being held without bond, and it was unknown whether he has an attorney.
The trooper wasn't injured.
FHP spokeswoman Sgt. Kim Montes said no cape or lightsab
Bet it was FOX LABS Spray. Works every time. One would hope.
Troop......I am your father.
Drunk Darth Vader is Trooper’s Dad.
Converts Trooper to the dark side.
Chad Vader isn’t going to be happy about this.
At least no hands were cut off in the incident...
'Strong the force is with this one.'
This wasn’t the azzkicking he was looking for...
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