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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Drunk Darth Vader assaults Jedi

I have laughed very hard at this story, I love Darth couldn't remember anything until he read it in the paper....

Drunk Darth Vader's Jedi assault
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 againt 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.

The court heard Hughes could not remember the incident. 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.


At 24/4/08 12:14 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The struggle was for the identity of 'the Orient'.A kind of academic industry.Cast all over this was the superiority of the West to the East.Saddam Hussein was 'the new Hitler'.9/11; 'they brought the attacks on themselves'.I found the U.S the most parochial country on Earth.It's media is complicit in keeping its people ignorant of other cultures,politics and histories.An un-Australian 'flood' of asylum seekers and backdoor entry into Australia by tricky Middle-Easterners.Hijabs at School.Strict parents and family and/or free sex, grog and rock'n'roll;hotted up cars,trophy girls and cruisin the city working out their own 'cross-cultural indentities' as Muslims or Christians.Impossible to control.The worst medium was talkback radio.Sydneys talkback is the equivalent of Londons tabloids.


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