Alberta police take down woman, 19, dressed as Star Wars stormtrooper

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  1. 4Rules

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    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Police in southern Alberta are being investigated after a restaurant worker in a Star Wars stormtrooper costume who was carrying a plastic gun was forced to the ground and ended up with a bloody nose. The employee of the Star Wars-themed Coco Vanilla Galactic Cantina had agreed to carry a toy blaster. Police were responding to reports of someone carrying a real weapon. The restaurant, which serves Jabba the Gut pizza and Yoda soda, opened at the end of January and has been struggling due to restrictions put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. Brad Whalen, the owner, was hoping to get some attention by having a stormtrooper walking out front of the business. It got attention, just not the kind he was looking for. All employees of the restaurant have been impacted by the encounter, he said, none more so than the woman in the costume. “Ironically enough, she wasn’t a Star Wars fan,” Whalen said. “I don’t think she will be a Star Wars fan … if we had any chance to convert her.”
    https://nationalpost.com/news/stormtrooper-with-a-gun-alberta-police-take-down-restaurant-worker-in-costume
     
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    Forced to the ground? In a Star Wars themed restaurant? Come on. Unnecessary. How about just approaching and asking a couple of questions? Whoever called that in was just trying to make trouble, they should be arrested for wasting police resources.
     
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    Hoplophobia, n. Irrational, morbid fear of guns (c. 1966, coined by Col. Jeff Cooper, from the Greek hoplites, weapon.
     
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    Anti Star Wars policers
     
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    When asked why officers didn’t open fire when they saw the gun wielding Storm Trooper, the Captain stated the officers knew even if the Storm Trooper started shooting, no officer would be hit by the gunshots
     
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    Even if she had a gun, she would not have been able to hit **** with it.
     
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    Yrs back iirc for Thanksgiving we met in-laws at Radisson in Minneapolis MN. For dinner. I went to walk out of eating area and noticed a weapon being handled beyond some greenery. Before I even started reaching I realized it was held by a Klingon, and was a disruptor. Seems a Star Themed group met there.
    I hope there is body camera footage.
     
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    "The woman in the costume was not charged.' :freak:
    What exactly would she have been charged with anyway?
     
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    Disruptering the peace?
     
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    Good thing she was not wearing a Darth Vader costume. Things might have gotten out of hand. Now they will ban light sabers in Canada. Next time, she should dress as Princess Leia. That should be non-threatening enough. Gee whizz guys. Calm down a little. Surprised they didn't callout swat.
     
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    In Canada you can’t wear white face but blackface is ok.
     
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    Science fiction themed restaraunt with movie character standing guard outside? Yep! Take no prisoners, Sarge!
     
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    Omg you killed me with that lol. But really if you can't tell the difference between a toy blaster and a firearm you have no business being a cop.
     
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    The only people who did that was the cops and whoever called them.
     
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    Are canadian cops all this stupid?