Man who attacked police with light sabers gets 45 days in jail
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
PORTLAND (AP) — An Oregon judge is using his force to order a 45-day jail sentence and mental health evaluation for a would-be Jedi who attacked toy store customers with light sabers in December.
David Allen Canterbury told Judge Kenneth Walker that he is already seeking mental health treatment. Canterbury also apologized to his victims.
The Oregonian reports that the 33-year-old Canterbury pleaded no contest Monday to assault and resisting arrest.
Portland police say Canterbury had a Star Wars light saber in each hand as he swung at three customers Dec. 14 at the Janzten Beach Toys R Us store. He carried the light sabers outside the store and swung at police.
Officers eventually wrestled him to the ground.
Canterbury has been banned from the toy store.