Trending Topics: When 'Star Wars' inspires bizarre police encounters

By Police1 Staff

The job of a police officer is deadly serious, but there are numerous incidents that capture just how bizarre and sometimes humorous life on the beat can be. After last week's story of a man causing a gun scare in a stormtrooper costume went viral, we decided to try and dig up other ‘Star Wars’-themed incidents involving cops. Turns out, there’s quite a few of them. Take a look at these five times officers faced off with the Galactic Empire:  

Mass. man in 'Star Wars' stormtrooper costume arrested

A principal called 911 to report a man with a gun, and a school was briefly locked down as a result.


Kan. man dressed as 'Star Wars' stormtrooper causes gun scare

When a man started walking around downtown in his new stormtrooper armor, someone called police to report the alleged gun-wielding man.


Man smashes LAPD cruiser windows in front of Darth Vader

The Force wasn't with a man who smashed the windows of an LAPD patrol car with a metal rod on Hollywood Boulevard.

'Darth Vader' hit with TASER in Fla.

A man wearing a Darth Vader mask was TASERed after he tried to punch a cop.

Darth Vader robs NY bank

Detectives say the stickup man walked into the bank wearing a full head mask and cape.



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