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2005-08-21 09:58:30 AM
So, if you're passing the Ramada this weekend and you see a little green guy with pointy ears and wearing a robe, it shouldn't be an alien concept.


Ugh. Where did this paper hire this guy? The Pun School of Journalism?
 
2005-08-21 10:18:52 AM
Now that's journalism at its finest.
 
2005-08-21 10:29:09 AM
So, if you're passing the Ramada this weekend and you see a little green guy with pointy ears and wearing a robe, it shouldn't be an alien concept.

Dragon*Con isn't for another thirteen days, but I'll keep an eye out.
 
2005-08-21 11:03:31 AM
The terrorists have won.
 
2005-08-21 11:03:49 AM
wydok: Ugh. Where did this paper hire this guy? The Pun School of Journalism?

Man, it's as if his goal was to create a tagline that would be memorable.
 
2005-08-21 11:04:33 AM
"Apparently some people who saw him felt there was a threat,"

Of course...I always feel threatened when Star Wars Fanatics gather in groups larger than 3.
 
2005-08-21 11:04:41 AM
Whats worse, I can't really tell what happened.
 
2005-08-21 11:06:44 AM
Cool. I was gonna post this story but I'm a lowly no TFer, my hometown's stupidity has made it to fark!
 
2005-08-21 11:08:22 AM
The convention continues at 9 a.m. today and Sunday. For information, visit www.si-fi-nut.com.

"Si-fi"? Ugh.
 
2005-08-21 11:08:57 AM
Geez, The person who called the cops must have been A) Extra Terrestrial themselves for not recognizing a Storm Trooper or B) A Luddite.
 
2005-08-21 11:10:07 AM
Mommy, the nasty website offered me a cookie, so I ran away...
 
2005-08-21 11:10:45 AM
pauleky wins
 
2005-08-21 11:11:47 AM
MrStench
"Si-fi"? Ugh.


In this case, si is short for 'simpleton' not the normal 'science' which would be chopped to 'sci'.
 
2005-08-21 11:12:52 AM
No cookie, no rtfa.
 
2005-08-21 11:15:23 AM
This is almost as good as when a group of tourists in Florida saw some guys fishing the flats and called 911 to report masked "terrorists" planting underwater bombs with poles. Even after the Coast Guard showed up and explained to them that they use the poles to move their boat and that they wear the mask to protect from sunlight, they still clamored for their arrest, convinced that there was some sort of a coverup.

Surprise, surprise, it turned out that the group of tourists were Baptists touring Florida on a bus.

The New Dumb are here, and just getting home from church right now.
 
2005-08-21 11:15:42 AM
The article probably isn't worth reading to be honest, but here it is. C/P

By Danielle Letenyei
Gazette Staff

The Force wasn't with a Stormtrooper-clad attendee of the JVL-CON science fiction convention on Friday at the Ramada Inn in Janesville.

Instead, it had him surrounded.

Janesville police got a surprise when they responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Ramada Inn, 3431 Milton Ave.

The alleged suspect was dressed as a Stormtrooper, a soldier for the Galactic Empire in the science fiction movie series "Star Wars."

"Apparently some people who saw him felt there was a threat," said Sgt. Kay Nikolaus of the Janesville Police Department.

The Stormtrooper was really a vendor participating in the weekend convention, held annually at the Ramada Inn, said Joann Lewandowski, who lives with event organizer Ray Norton.

"It was kind of silly but kind of understandable," Lewandowski said.

Whoever called police must have missed the Ramada's marquee out front, which announces the convention being held there, Lewandowski said.

The Stormtrooper got a warning from police-leave the plastic laser gun inside.

So, if you're passing the Ramada this weekend and you see a little green guy with pointy ears and wearing a robe, it shouldn't be an alien concept.

The convention continues at 9 a.m. today and Sunday. For information, visit www.si-fi-nut.com.
 
2005-08-21 11:16:54 AM
whorehopper: The New Dumb are here, and just getting home from church right now.


That was freaky...as i read this my parents walked through the door....from church.
 
2005-08-21 11:25:59 AM
dork
 
2005-08-21 11:28:21 AM
The Halloweeen after 9/11, I dressed up as a hazmat guy...

Not a good thing to do.
 
2005-08-21 11:29:42 AM
Great...now I've got the image of Bill Murray singing the Star Wars theme running through my head!

 
2005-08-21 11:31:15 AM
Sachlpch

"Apparently some people who saw him felt there was a threat,"

Jedi scum!
 
2005-08-21 11:33:54 AM
"Apparently some people who saw him felt there was a threat," said Sgt. Kay Nikolaus of the Janesville Police Department.

Perhaps those people had the droids the 'trooper was looking for...
 
2005-08-21 11:36:49 AM
"It was kind of silly but kind of understandable," Lewandowski said.

no it wasn't understandable it was stupid. and in an effort to apply the rules equally the person(s) calling the police will be sent a bill for the resources used in checking the robbery report out.
 
2005-08-21 11:38:41 AM
I saw the guy standing outside with 2 cops around him. Point and laugh.
 
2005-08-21 11:47:56 AM

TK421, why aren't you at your post?
 
2005-08-21 11:48:58 AM
A real stormtrooper would have kicked that cops ass.

And then he could have done the late night TV circuit.
 
2005-08-21 11:49:15 AM
Who would feel threatened by a geek in a stormtrooper outfit? Also, who has never seen a stormtrooper and would be alarmed by one?

///wishes he had a stormtrooper costume, cus it would be sweet
 
2005-08-21 11:52:39 AM
Must have been a farking Star Trek fan who called the po-po.

/ Submitter, Stormtrooper is one word.
 
2005-08-21 11:56:03 AM
then of course there is the law that if you cover your face ,,you are guilty of some type of crime, cause if they can't see your face,, they can not identify you if you do comitt a crime...and halloween is just overlooked for face hiding..

imagine all those ski mask wearing rich people in the ski resorts..oh yea.. michael jackson in the jewlery store..
 
2005-08-21 11:58:49 AM
These are the guns we're looking for....
 
2005-08-21 12:01:23 PM
Lets try this again...

TK421, why aren't you at your post?

/thanks imageshack
//mods please delete my previous post
 
2005-08-21 12:20:05 PM
Someone needs to post the pic of that hot blonde chick wearing the stormtrooper uniform in her living room.
 
2005-08-21 12:21:30 PM
The police were intimidated by that creepy looking oversized cock gaurd storm troopers have on the uniforms. Well it creeps me out anyway what did they do clone the most hung guy they could find?
 
2005-08-21 12:23:30 PM
No cookie, no rtfa.

Fear of cookies is SOOO 1990s.
 
2005-08-21 12:28:29 PM
conniemac
Best lounge act evah.
/hates the spelling evah.
//loves slashes though
///slashy slashy
 
2005-08-21 12:29:09 PM
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2005-08-21 12:34:55 PM
I swear... there are a lot of farkers out there that are just plain sad. When are you gonna realize it isn't ALL about how nice their body is and that attraction has to do something with attitude and personality?

I actually work with a woman that looks quite a lot like Shirley Manson (actually better looking than her..). I have had a huge crush on Shirley for a long, long time now, but I don't feel the same way with this girl in the office. Why? I am attracted to Shirley Manson's crazy, moody, f-d up personality, and this girl is super-bubbily constantly.

I am not sure, but the girl who is in the Chun-Li costume that says she is from Canada is, I believe, a famous cosplayer that calls herself Lafiel. You can go on about her looking plain all you want, but if you chat with her on sites she frequents (like teaserama.com) you might find that, if you're into that cosplay/gamer girl sort of thing, she's one of the hottest girls out there.

This is the real world of real women... some of you really really need to grow up or you really will become 40 year old non-volunteer virgins.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2005-08-21 12:35:35 PM
oooops. wrong thread.
 
2005-08-21 12:38:48 PM
Apparently some people who saw him felt there was a threat...

Everyone knows that a Stormtrooper can't hit the broad side of a barn (let alone a medium size Wookie).
 
2005-08-21 12:40:54 PM
more sense than most of the comments in most of the threads to be honest d23 :)
 
2005-08-21 12:54:21 PM
"Cruisin' on a sunny boat.
Load it up with craaazy people.
We'll shall be the Santa Mar-i-i-a.
Looking for a brave new world."

/only kinda Trooper this dignified journalist cares about.
 
2005-08-21 01:00:10 PM
haha that's classic D23
 
2005-08-21 01:01:52 PM
Ah, the fear is spreading now. Paranoia is growing. Just what terrorists/Fox News wants.
 
2005-08-21 01:05:14 PM
raleighs - i got you beat there. haloween after 9/11 i came dressed as your classic Terrorist. black ski mask, fingerless gloves, black T-shirt, camo pants and combat boots.


damn.... i think i managed to piss off 90% of the school with out saying a word.
 
2005-08-21 01:06:22 PM
"said Joann Lewandowski, who lives with event organizer Ray Norton."

Kind of a weird thing for the news reporter to include.
 
2005-08-21 01:10:10 PM
Don't you have to demand something while brandishing a weapon to qualify for armed robbery? Otherwise it would just be disturbing the peace. And if it's not a real weapon and doesn't resemble a real weapon and you're attending a convention catering to the unreality of your unreal weapon, wouldn't you be conforming to the peace instead of disturbing it? And if you're a cop giving a warning with no legal basis, aren't you just dickishly attempting to justify your having to acknowledge the ridiculous existance of a Star Wars convention?

Fark that, carry your laser pistol with pride, uber-geeks!
 
2005-08-21 01:17:29 PM
You're lucky you didn't get killed, another-farker. With mindless jingoism at all-time highs, some Christ-loving "freedom" monkey might have run you over with his yellow-ribbon bedecked hummer and he'd not even get fined.
 
2005-08-21 01:18:17 PM
Yup, the cop, and the person who called them, are all farktards.
 
2005-08-21 01:22:05 PM
This is not how I pictured my town being represented in the mass media. I'll request the police report and find out who the schmuck is...



But hey, we kicked Geraldo's arse...
 
2005-08-21 01:27:14 PM
"911, what's your emergency?"

"Um, one of the white dudes from Star Wars is here on this planet. He has a gun. I'm serious."

"OK, we'll send the police"


/gotta hear that tape.
 
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