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Post by Nachtsider on Thu 15 May 2008 - 1:38

The Associated Press wrote:Tuesday, May 13, 2008

HOLYHEAD, Wales A man who dressed up as Darth Vader, wearing a garbage bag for a cape, and assaulted the founders of a group calling itself the Jedi church was given a suspended sentence Tuesday.

Arwel Wynne Hughes, 27, attacked Jedi church founder Barney Jones aka Master Jonba Hehol with a metal crutch, hitting him on the head, prosecutors told Holyhead Magistrates' Court.

He also whacked Jones' 18-year-old cousin, Michael Jones known as Master Mormi Hehol bruising his thigh in the March 25 incident, prosecutors said.

The two cousins and Barney Jones' brother, Daniel, set up the Church of Jediism, Anglesey order, last year. Jedi is the faith followed by some of the central characters in the "Star Wars" films.

The group, which claims about 30 members, says on its Web site that it uses "insight and knowledge" from the films as "a guide to living a better and more worthwhile life."

"We all love the films and what they stand for. Obviously some people are going to laugh about it," the Wales on Sunday newspaper quoted Barney Jones as saying last month. "But a lot of people do take it seriously."

Unfortunately for Hughes, his March attack was recorded on a video camera that the cousins had set up to film themselves in a light saber battle.

"Darth Vader! Jedis!" Hughes shouted as he approached.

Hughes claimed he couldn't remember the incident, having drunk the better part of a 2 1/2-gallon box of wine beforehand.

"He knows his behavior was wrong and didn't want it to happen but he has no recollection of it," said Hughes' lawyer, Frances Jones.

District Judge Andrew Shaw sentenced Hughes to two months in jail but suspended the sentence for one year. He also ordered Hughes to pay $195 to each of his victims and $117 in court costs.

In a 2001 United Kingdom census, 390,000 0.7 percent of the population listed 'Jedi' as their religion.

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Post by West Nile on Thu 15 May 2008 - 3:25

Triela would want a say in this

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Post by Guest on Thu 15 May 2008 - 6:48

-_-;

StarWars fanatics...

now those are what we also call 'Otakus'. Seeing too much of Star Wars is bad for the brain indeed...

George Lucas might want to laugh about this Laughing

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Post by Whatface on Thu 15 May 2008 - 7:12

Lolwtf? Is there an actual article of this on the web?

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Post by Nachtsider on Thu 15 May 2008 - 7:36

I can't make this stuff up, man. The original article's somewhere out there, but I forget the address - just Google it or something, and it'll turn up. It's only two days old.

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Post by Whatface on Thu 15 May 2008 - 7:39

Okay, just wanted an URL so I can show people
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Post by Nachtsider on Thu 15 May 2008 - 8:03

Aww... can't you just direct them here? The above article is quoted verbatim from the original source, ya know.

But okay, okay - here's a relevant URL. Not the same as my initial article, but yeah.

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Post by LoC978 on Thu 15 May 2008 - 8:22

lol... reminds be of a dude I met in basic who tried to get 'em to put Jedi on his dog tags for religious preference...
that was just a joke, though. this however... Laughing

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Post by Wileama on Thu 15 May 2008 - 10:29

Wow. I mean, just WOW. Like wow. WOOOWW. :WTFWTF: I don't know man, that's pretty crazy.

P.S. Oh yeah my MTI [drill sergeant basically] had Young Jedi on the strap to his Campaign hat. It was awesome.

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Post by Guest on Thu 15 May 2008 - 12:35

Bunch of wack jobs with a lot of time on their hands.

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