31 March 2008

The crutch is mightier than the lightsaber

A backyard interview in Holyhead, north Wales, with the head of the British Jedi Church, who calls himself Jedi Master Jonba Hehol, was disrupted when a man dressed in a black bin-liner and wearing a Darth Vader mask leapt over the garden fence and proceeded to attack the interviewee with a metal crutch, the Telegraph reports. (Perhaps Darth Vader got his dodgy voicebox on the NHS?).

After besting Master Hehol in single combat, Vader, who The Sun reports was under the influence of alcohol, went on to assault the camera crew and a hairdresser.

Master Hehol, a hairdresser, who founded the first-ever British Jedi Church in loving homage to the world-famous science fiction franchise with his brother Daniel, was unimpressed by the revenge of the Sith.

"This wasn't a joke. This was serious," he said.

- 'Star Wars comes to Holyhead as Darth Vader strikes back in Jedi's back garden', The Telegraph, 29 March 2008

[Courtesy of Che. The story's even funnier if you imagine the event being played out with north Wales accents]

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