Man accused in light saber assault at Jantzen Beach
Originally published December 15, 2011 at 6:54 a.m., updated December 15, 2011 at 8:19 a.m.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police have disarmed a man accused of swinging a toy light saber at customers in a toy store, assaulting at least three of them.
Sgt. Pete Simpson says officers arrived and found David Allen Canterbury, 33, of Hillsboro — still swinging the light saber — in the parking lot of a Toys R Us store Wednesday night. One officer tried to use a Taser but it was ineffective. A second officer made contact with his Taser but the man used his light saber to break one of the wires.
Simpson says officers were finally able to wrestle the struggling man to the ground as he yelled incoherent statements.
Canterbury was taken to an area hospital for a mental evaluation. He is on police hold on suspicion of three counts of fourth-degree assault, one count of second-degree disorderly conduct, one count of third-degree theft, one count of resisting arrest and one count of interfering with a police officer.
Simpson says none of the customers required medical attention.