Darth Vader Defeated By Convenience Store Clerk

Darth Vader is a Sith Lord, the dark scourge of an entire galaxy. Worlds have fallen beneath his feet, cities crumbled to dust, whole armies destroyed with a wave of his hand. But now, the most fearsome villain in film history has met his match: a convenience store clerk armed with a bottle of wine. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

Don't worry, though, this isn't a spoiler for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Though that would be kind of awesome. No, this is actually news from a distant land filled with more weirdoes than the Mos Eisley cantina—Florida—where according to First Coast News, a man named Jacob Jeremy Mercer attempted to rob a convenience store while dressed in a pretty fly Darth Vader cosplay outfit.

There was just one hitch in the would-be Vader's costume: instead of carrying a lightsaber, he armed himself with a gun. That was enough to tip off the store clerk that Mercer wasn't actually Darth Vader, so the clerk grabbed a nearby bottle of wine and flung it right into Darth's face. Pow!

"He ran to his car," a witness said, "sped off driving recklessly through a stop sign and took a right onto First Street, I lost him from there."

If he had been smart, he would have hid in a nearby asteroid belt until his pursuers were gone. Instead, though, police caught Mercer and arrested him, bringing justice to not just the 8 til Late quickmart, but also to an entire galaxy far, far away.

I think the lesson here is clear for all of us: cosplay is meant for Comic Con, not armed robbery.

[Source: First Coast News]