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Drunk Darth Vader's Jedi assault
BBC News ^ | April 22, 2008 | BBC News

Posted on 04/24/2008 6:14:17 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

A man posing as Darth Vader attacked a Star Wars fan, who had founded a Jedi Church, a court has heard.

Arwel Wynne Hughes, 27, from Holyhead, Anglesey, admitted assaulting Barney Jones and cousin Michael with a metal crutch. They suffered minor injuries.

Hughes, who was drunk and dressed in a black bin bag, shouted "Darth Vader!"

Earlier, when Hughes failed to arrive on time, District Judge Andrew Shaw issued an arrest warrant, adding: "I hope the force will soon be with him."

In the event, Hughes turned up and the case at Holyhead magistrates court resumed.

The court heard he had jumped over a garden wall wearing the bin bag before the attack.

Outlining the case against Hughes, prosectutor Nia Lloyd said Barney Jones had recently started the Jedi church in Holyhead - in honour of the Star Wars' good knights.

It had about 30 members locally and "thousands worldwide".

The cousins had been filming themselves playing with light sabres in the garden before the attack.

Hughes admitted two charges of common assault.

The court heard he has a "chronic alcohol problem" and had drunk the best part of a 10 litre box of wine.

Mrs Lloyd said: "He was wearing a black bin bag and a cape and had a metal crutch in his hand."

Mrs Lloyd said he was shouting "Darth Vader".

She added that Hughes hit Barney Jones over the head with the crutch, leaving him with a headache.

He then laughed and hit Michael Jones in the thigh, causing bruising.

Both men were left upset by the incident and they believed it was pre-planned.

She added that the pair believe "very strongly in the church and their religion".

Hughes could not remember the incident and only realised what had happened when he read about it in local newspapers, the court told.

Defending, Frances Jones said alcohol was "ruining his life" and he had no idea where he got the crutch from.

The court head Hughes had previous convictions, including affray, assault and disorderly behaviour.

The judge warned Hughes that jail remained a possibility before adjourning for pre-sentence reports until 13 May.


TOPICS: Religion; Society; UFO's; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: arwelwynnehughes; assault; barneyjones; darthvader; greatbritain; jedichurch; starwars; uk; wales
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1 posted on 04/24/2008 6:14:17 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: martin_fierro; EveningStar; FredHead47

PING for your lists.


2 posted on 04/24/2008 6:16:14 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (To the liberal, there's no sacrifice too big for somebody else to make. --FReeper popdonnelly)
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ...

PING!


3 posted on 04/24/2008 6:16:55 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (To the liberal, there's no sacrifice too big for somebody else to make. --FReeper popdonnelly)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

4 posted on 04/24/2008 6:17:37 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Bizarre, this story is.


5 posted on 04/24/2008 6:19:09 AM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
That boy has gone to the dark red side.

had drunk the best part of a 10 litre box of wine.

6 posted on 04/24/2008 6:20:01 AM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

You don’t know the POWER of the dark (red) side.


7 posted on 04/24/2008 6:21:05 AM PDT by phrogphlyer (Fly Navy)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The court heard he has a "chronic alcohol problem" and had drunk the best part of a 10 litre box of wine.

Well at least he had the good taste to only drink the best part and leave the worst part alone.

8 posted on 04/24/2008 6:21:40 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: 6SJ7

When once you wear a black bin bag, forever will it feature in your police file.


9 posted on 04/24/2008 6:22:03 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: DManA; Froufrou

I guess if you’re going to gulp it down 10 litres at a time, it’s prolly better if you buy it by the box...


10 posted on 04/24/2008 6:22:48 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (Act Swiftly Awesome Pachyderm!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
playing with light sabres

Light sabres and alcohol......that's a deadly mix.

There is nothing sadder than to see and old, drunk, Jedi Knight who is even rejected by the dark side..

11 posted on 04/24/2008 6:23:10 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Who plugged the hole in the ozone layer?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I am more surprised to find that there is a Jedi Church than that it was attacked by Darth Vader.


12 posted on 04/24/2008 6:24:17 AM PDT by Between the Lines (I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Do not underestimate the power of the Drunk Side!


13 posted on 04/24/2008 6:26:40 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: phrogphlyer

His metaclorian/alcohol count is off the scale.


14 posted on 04/24/2008 6:26:44 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
"Luke, I am your OHYEARGH..."

(retch)

"... oh man, never drink jello shooters with a Wookie. Don't worry, that will wash off if you catch it before it sets. Now, where was I? Oh yeah... Luke, I am your father. Go get me a beer, son."

15 posted on 04/24/2008 6:27:26 AM PDT by Jonah Hex ("How'd you get that scar, mister?" "Nicked myself shaving.")
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To: Hot Tabasco

Fat drunk and stupid is no way to go through life son.


16 posted on 04/24/2008 6:27:43 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Between the Lines
I am more surprised to find that there is a Jedi Church than that it was attacked by Darth Vader.

At least he didn't kill all the younglings.

17 posted on 04/24/2008 6:29:42 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The cousins had been filming themselves playing with light sabres in the garden before the attack.

Attack of the nerds!
18 posted on 04/24/2008 6:30:15 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Big dog, big dog, bow-wow-wow! We'll crush crime, now, now, now!)
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To: VRWCmember

I don’t think wine that comes in a 10 liter box has a “best part.”


19 posted on 04/24/2008 6:30:21 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: DManA

“Over twenty thousand! Even master Yoda doesn’t have a midichlorian count of that high.”


20 posted on 04/24/2008 6:30:49 AM PDT by phrogphlyer (Fly Navy)
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21 posted on 04/24/2008 6:33:19 AM PDT by Between the Lines (I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

You just can’t make this stuff up.


22 posted on 04/24/2008 6:35:37 AM PDT by Pistolshot (When you let what you are define who you are, you create racial divisiveness.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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23 posted on 04/24/2008 6:36:04 AM PDT by Sax
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Oh, DEFINATELY bookmarking!


24 posted on 04/24/2008 6:36:13 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

"Never underestimate the hungover side of the Force."

25 posted on 04/24/2008 6:36:49 AM PDT by Jonah Hex ("How'd you get that scar, mister?" "Nicked myself shaving.")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
he had no idea where he got the crutch from.

Obviously a lie. Every Jedi has to build a crutch as part of his training. Everyone knows that.

26 posted on 04/24/2008 6:39:02 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Jonah Hex

Sorry, this is too funny NOT to change my tag line. :-)


27 posted on 04/24/2008 6:40:38 AM PDT by Jonah Hex ("Never underestimate the hungover side of the Force.")
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To: ClearCase_guy
When once you wear a black bin bag, forever will it feature in your police file.

"if once you start down the dark red path, forever will it dominate your destiny! Consume it, you will...as did this dumbass apprentice."

28 posted on 04/24/2008 6:41:24 AM PDT by Christian4Bush ("41-David, you are clear for end of watch." Rest in Peace, SWAT Officer Randal Simmons.)
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To: Sax

LOL, is that real or a PhotoShop job?


29 posted on 04/24/2008 6:54:49 AM PDT by RockyMtnMan
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To: RockyMtnMan

Sure it’s real. You just needed to send in 5 proofs of purchase and $1.99 for P&H. :)


30 posted on 04/24/2008 6:59:49 AM PDT by Sax
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To: Slings and Arrows

Seen this one yet?


31 posted on 04/24/2008 7:03:01 AM PDT by Allegra (Tehran delenda est)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Do NOT mess with mah beer... 


32 posted on 04/24/2008 7:10:14 AM PDT by JRios1968 ("If you go over a cliff with all flags flying, you are still going over a cliff"--Ronald Reagan)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; al baby; Auntbee; BJClinton; Dashing Dasher; dfwddr; exile; Feiny; ...
Don't underestimate the power of the

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket TaЯd Vader ping!

"Tard" refers to the ping list members and not to the subject of the thread!

List of Ping Lists

33 posted on 04/24/2008 7:13:02 AM PDT by JRios1968 ("If you go over a cliff with all flags flying, you are still going over a cliff"--Ronald Reagan)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

34 posted on 04/24/2008 7:15:57 AM PDT by absolootezer0 ( Detroit: we're so bad, even our mayor is a criminal)
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To: RepoGirl; Larry Lucido

Check this out.


35 posted on 04/24/2008 7:22:58 AM PDT by lesser_satan (Vote McCain - The Choice who Sucks Less!)
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To: RockyMtnMan
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36 posted on 04/24/2008 7:25:04 AM PDT by Sax
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To: Hegemony Cricket; DManA; JRios1968
The court heard he has a "chronic alcohol problem" and had drunk the best part of a 10 litre box of wine.

The tail-end being more like, what, spithead?
37 posted on 04/24/2008 7:31:30 AM PDT by Froufrou
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got.

Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot. Wouldn't you like to get away?

Sometimes you want to go Where everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came. You wanna be where you can see, our troubles are all the same You wanna be where everybody knows Your name.

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Off to the Star Wars convention

38 posted on 04/24/2008 7:36:27 AM PDT by Sax
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To: JRios1968


39 posted on 04/24/2008 7:40:57 AM PDT by BJClinton (I will make a fortune when I figure out how to slap someone through standard TCP/IP.)
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To: null and void; Tax-chick; Tijeras_Slim; retrokitten
Arwel Wynne Hughes, 27, from Holyhead, Anglesey,

No doubt a fan of the Holyhead Harpies Quidditch team and their star Chaser, Ginevra Potter.

40 posted on 04/24/2008 7:42:15 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Shaking in the flatlands. "All your Richter scale are belong to us.")
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To: CholeraJoe

His black plastic trash bag could double as a wizard robe :-).

I thought the Jedi Church folks were in Australia.


41 posted on 04/24/2008 7:47:55 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("A man grasps his sword in hand, takes his stance, and demands the true price of his hide.")
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To: Tax-chick

Darth Vader=Dark Lord=Voldemort, therefore Anakin Skywalker=Tom Riddle and Luke Skywalker=Harry Potter.


42 posted on 04/24/2008 7:53:57 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Shaking in the flatlands. "All your Richter scale are belong to us.")
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To: CholeraJoe

Everything is derivative these days; the stories have all been done!


43 posted on 04/24/2008 8:00:05 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("A man grasps his sword in hand, takes his stance, and demands the true price of his hide.")
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To: Allegra; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...



44 posted on 04/24/2008 8:01:46 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Code Pink should guard against creating stereotypes in the Mincing Community." --Titan Magroyne)
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To: CholeraJoe
Darth Vader=Dark Lord=Voldemort, therefore Anakin Skywalker=Tom Riddle and Luke Skywalker=Harry Potter.

I thought Harry Potter had real parents, unless Darth Vader=Milkman.

45 posted on 04/24/2008 8:02:02 AM PDT by Sax
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To: Slings and Arrows
Life imitating art ..


46 posted on 04/24/2008 8:12:34 AM PDT by Daffynition (The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: Sax

Harry/Luke has (or had) real parents, but was reared by other family members. Tom Riddle did have a known father and mother, so that’s a difference with Anakin Skywalker. (Not that I believed his mother’s story about “he was just born.”)


47 posted on 04/24/2008 8:13:11 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("A man grasps his sword in hand, takes his stance, and demands the true price of his hide.")
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"No really. It's just a church."
48 posted on 04/24/2008 8:15:27 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: Tax-chick
Harry/Luke has (or had) real parents, but was reared by other family members. Tom Riddle did have a known father and mother, so that’s a difference with Anakin Skywalker. (Not that I believed his mother’s story about “he was just born.”)

Sure, but in Star Wars the bad guy's own son was the one who 'saved' him after he'd become lost.

Did the HP bad guy knock up Harry's momma?

49 posted on 04/24/2008 8:22:08 AM PDT by Sax
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To: RandallFlagg

Not sure if I dig the tighty whitey tithing at that church.


50 posted on 04/24/2008 8:23:58 AM PDT by Sax
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