Man Dressed as Darth Vader Spared Jail for Attack on Founder of Britain's Jedi Church

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    Man Dressed as Darth Vader Spared Jail for Attack on Founder of Britain's Jedi Church

    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 the 2001 United Kingdom census, 390,000 0.7 percent of the population listed Jedi as their religion.
    These Jedi's are not very good. They were overpowered by a metal crutch. The force was not with them.
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    Incorrect smiley usage on Deadeye72.

    Any story relating to the idiotic "Jedi church" must have the appropriate smiley:




    Carry on.



    P.S. Yes, we have a smiley for EVERY THING!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadeye72 View Post
    These Jedi's are not very good. They were overpowered by a metal crutch. The force was not with them.
    I think the garage bag cape had him cloaked..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post


    Incorrect smiley usage on Deadeye72.

    Any story relating to the idiotic "Jedi church" must have the appropriate smiley:




    Carry on.

    I have that crappy Internet Explorer here at work, and can't get the full list of smiley's. I wanted to use that one though.
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    I dont think I ll ever rent star wars after this :
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    You can't make stuff like that up OMG that is hilarious,I wonder if he had the ominous da da da da da dadadadada tune on his mp3 player
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    Once I found out who Luke's real family was I lost interest in the whole mess. This proves I was right in my decision.

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    What surprises me is that 390,000 people in Britain actually put down "Jedi" as their religion. That's pretty pathetic. Also, is this attack on youtube by any chance? I hope so!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aus71383 View Post
    What surprises me is that 390,000 people in Britain actually put down "Jedi" as their religion. That's pretty pathetic.
    The sun has set on the British Empire, and I don't think it is rising there tomorrow.

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    oh man, i cant stop laughing.....

    i cant even bother doin a smiley. it doesnt sum it up.....

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    I wonder if Hughes could claim the "force " made him do it? Well I guess , if theres a Church of Spongbob , why not jedi's too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadeye72 View Post
    These Jedi's are not very good. They were overpowered by a metal crutch. The force was not with them.
    yeah it was... blunt force!
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    This is scary stupid!!

    I have been wanting to use that one
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