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Man dressed as Stormtrooper prompts lockdown in Salina
KWCH ^ | 07/01/2014 | John Boyd

Posted on 07/01/2014 2:30:36 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd

Now, there's something you don't see every day. A Star Wars Stormtrooper walking down the street.

It happened in Salina Monday, and it prompted a brief lockdown of at least one downtown business. Salina Police say officers responded to the report of an armed man in the 100 block of S. 7th Street.

The call came from nearby business, Action Travel, as a customer saw what appeared to be a man in a costume, carrying a weapon. Police advised the business to go into lockdown as police checked out the situation.

Police said the man and a friend was shooting a video for Vine, and the weapon was a plastic prop gun. The incident was captured on camera, and KSAL posted the image.

The man has been identified as 27-year-old Christopher Burns. He was not arrested, but police did advise him about walking around with a simulated fire arm.

 


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: christopherburns; kansas; stormtrooper
Man in Storm Trooper costume in Salina

Courtesy: KSAL

 

1 posted on 07/01/2014 2:30:36 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Looks like 0bama’s funding the wrong side in this civil war, too. BTT


2 posted on 07/01/2014 2:31:56 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Responsibility2nd
OK, who else thought they were going to see a different kind of Stormtrooper?
3 posted on 07/01/2014 2:32:02 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

On Youtube ,the Dancing Stormtrooper, in Japan


4 posted on 07/01/2014 2:33:57 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Responsibility2nd
a customer saw what appeared to be a man in a costume, carrying a weapon

OK, I admit that I expected to see the trooper armed with a light sabre..........silly me.

5 posted on 07/01/2014 2:35:00 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Original Story:

There was a disturbance in “the force” in Downtown Salina Monday afternoon. A man dressed as a Star Wars Stormtrooper, complete with gun, prompted a brief lock down of a downtown business.


6 posted on 07/01/2014 2:37:15 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

If that guy is 27 he seriously needs a girlfriend...


7 posted on 07/01/2014 2:37:20 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

He’s lucky the cops didn’t waste him.


8 posted on 07/01/2014 2:38:44 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Are they going to ban Star Wars/Trek conventions now??


9 posted on 07/01/2014 2:39:13 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: When do we get liberated?

She was dressed as a slave and was last seen in the back of Han Solo’s pickup heading toward Modesto.


10 posted on 07/01/2014 2:40:12 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: When do we get liberated?

//kidding


11 posted on 07/01/2014 2:40:24 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Only Jedi’s use the old-fashioned light sabre. Maybe the store owner should have gotten his own blaster and accosted the stormtrooper?


12 posted on 07/01/2014 2:40:32 PM PDT by G-Bear (Always leave your clothes and weapons where you can find them in the dark.)
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To: molson209

Stormtrooper Secrets: Hip Hop Twerk - 4K
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyqfHvoUtkU


13 posted on 07/01/2014 2:40:33 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: aomagrat

Or his dog!


14 posted on 07/01/2014 2:40:53 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

This guy is truly nuts. The only proof one needs is to understand how hot it is in this area of California. Anyone that is willing to wear something that hot right now needs a psych eval.


15 posted on 07/01/2014 2:43:48 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (The more I know, the more I realize that how much more there is to learn.)
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To: G-Bear
Only Jedi’s use the old-fashioned light sabre

Yea, I recognized my mistake only after posting my comment........sorry

16 posted on 07/01/2014 2:44:20 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

This is Salina Kansas, about 200 miles west of Kansas City, on I-70. Been past it many times, once has a vehicle towed there after a breakdown. Still pretty hot.


17 posted on 07/01/2014 2:48:25 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Responsibility2nd
OK, who else thought they were going to see a different kind of Stormtrooper?

I frankly thought they meant a Horst Wessel Brownshirt type.

18 posted on 07/01/2014 2:48:31 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’ve seen 40 or 50 of them walk in the Boston St Patricks Day parade. One man does it - it’s news. 40 people do it - it’s a parade.


19 posted on 07/01/2014 2:51:51 PM PDT by posterchild (It takes a politician to declare a settled science.)
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To: posterchild

If 100,000 do it, it is an invasion!


20 posted on 07/01/2014 2:52:17 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Responsibility2nd

This is not the stormtrooper you’re looking for.


21 posted on 07/01/2014 2:54:08 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: OldNewYork

He looks awful short to be a stormtrooper


22 posted on 07/01/2014 2:56:39 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Remember Mississippi!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Many dogs were saved when the cops had to respond to this incident.


23 posted on 07/01/2014 3:01:24 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps.)
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To: Sans-Culotte

How about a nuclear wessel?


24 posted on 07/01/2014 3:05:49 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“The call came from nearby business, Action Travel, as a customer saw what appeared to be a man in a costume, carrying a weapon. Police advised the business to go into lockdown as police checked out the situation.”

The level of cravenness in this country is astounding...who ever called the cops should be mocked mercilessly and publicly for wasting the cops time.


25 posted on 07/01/2014 3:14:28 PM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '16)
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To: Responsibility2nd
No worries, it's just a geek. At first I was thinking:

(excuse me while I whip out this Sturmgewehr)

26 posted on 07/01/2014 3:15:30 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Crim
Police advised the business to go into lockdown ...

Is that what normal people would call, "Lock the door," or is there more to it?

Suppose the stormtrooper had wanted to book a flight to Dagobah? The agency would have lost a big commission.

27 posted on 07/01/2014 3:18:29 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I don't feel obligated to provide you with a non-boring gun.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Thank goodness he wasn’t carrying a pop tart.


28 posted on 07/01/2014 3:48:26 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Second Amendment First

I spent my wedding night in a Ramada Inn on I70 in Salina on June 5, 1966. Don’t hear much about Salina, (pronounced sa line a) anymore.


29 posted on 07/01/2014 4:10:07 PM PDT by MisterArtery
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To: posterchild
English cops look cool with it...

30 posted on 07/01/2014 4:18:45 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Don't know what they were worried about...

31 posted on 07/01/2014 4:20:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: When do we get liberated?
Bing! Wish Granted.....

32 posted on 07/01/2014 4:21:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

They were all wearing red shirts, something had to give.


33 posted on 07/01/2014 4:22:40 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"He was not arrested, but police did advise him about walking around with a simulated fire arm.'

At least professional courtesy remains alive and well amongst stormtroopers.

34 posted on 07/01/2014 4:24:05 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: aomagrat
He’s lucky the cops didn’t waste him.

They can't, he's wearing space armor.

35 posted on 07/01/2014 4:27:43 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: MisterArtery

Locals say that Salina has never been the same since that big night in June of 1966.

I salute you, sir.


36 posted on 07/01/2014 4:49:58 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Sybeck1

“He looks awful short to be a stormtrooper”

Excellent!


37 posted on 07/01/2014 5:01:23 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: G-Bear

Maybe the store owner should see a movie once in a while.

Kansas: I’d go armed there too. Sebelius country.


38 posted on 07/01/2014 5:33:54 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: BenLurkin

Not admitting to being a fanboy, but I thought the stormtroopers were all clones. The redhead looks like something I would like to breed with.


39 posted on 07/01/2014 5:37:13 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: GeronL

lol


40 posted on 07/01/2014 6:23:20 PM PDT by therapsida
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Maybe the store owner should see a movie once in a while.

Kansas: I’d go armed there too. Sebelius country.

It was....We got rid of her, but I apologize for inflicting her upon the rest of the country.

(And we DO go armed here!)


41 posted on 07/01/2014 7:01:24 PM PDT by G-Bear (Always leave your clothes and weapons where you can find them in the dark.)
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