If only Obi-Wan had known! A man dressed as Darth Vader recently attempted to rob a Florida convenience store at gunpoint this week, but couldn’t seem to muster the force. Rather than handing over his cash, the store’s clerk struck back by throwing a bottle of ranch dip at the dark lord’s head. That seemed to do the trick, as Darth Vader then scurried out of the store empty-handed. Police officers got to the suspect quickly, as they located him in a home three blocks away.
Everyone deserves salvation. Delicious, delicious salvation. Just days before American Thanksgiving, a wild turkey showed up on the doorstep of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Orlando, Florida, peering into the inside. Church spokeswoman Dawn Fleming said the animal was not posing any kind of threat, and just seemed like “he really wanted to get in.” The turkey must have received the deliverance it sought, because it later wandered off on its own.
It was no laughing matter when Doo Doo the Clown saw two women being attacked by a man in Toronto this week. Also known as Shane Faberman, he immediately called 911, pulled over and hailed the women into his car “full of clowns.” Doo Doo was later honoured at City Hall with a scroll recognizing his act of bravery. Faberman has since turned over dash camera video of the incident to police.
We’ve all done it….right?! Police in Australia recently received a call warning of a woman screaming inside of a home while someone else yelled “I’m going to kill you, you’re dead. Die, die!!” When police banged on his door, a flush-looking man answered who was clearly out of breath. He denied any woman was in the home with him. But when officers pressed him about the high-pitch screams and the threats, he finally came clean: “It was a spider, a really big one,” he said. Officers checked the unit to make sure he was telling the truth, and then left. No charges were laid.
And to think some people actually train for these things. Evan Megoulas of Philadelphia mistakenly ran a full marathon after missing a turn on his half marathon course. His family, who were all waiting at the finish line, started to become worried when he didn’t show up. After police officers tracked him down on the full marathon path, he said he felt good and wanted to keep going. His time was 5:23:11.