Darth Vader Defeated A Taser But Succumbed To Pepper Spray In Orlando Last Week

From ClickOrlando, and via tipster Joshua K., comes this tale about how "a Florida Highway Patrol trooper was attacked in Orlando early Thursday by a man wearing a Darth Vader mask."

Darth Vader Defeated A Taser But Succumbed To Pepper Spray In Orlando Last Week

It seems as if "Michael Cole, 28, of Orlando, was arrested on felony charges of resisting arrest and battery on an officer. According to the FHP, a construction worker informed the trooper around 2:45 a.m. of an intoxicated man wearing a Darth Vader mask who was walking in the middle of a road ...

Darth Vader Defeated A Taser But Succumbed To Pepper Spray In Orlando Last Week

The trooper approached the masked man, later identified as Cole, and repeatedly asked him to get out of the road, the FHP said. Cole instead cursed at the trooper and laid in the roadway."

Darth Vader Defeated A Taser But Succumbed To Pepper Spray In Orlando Last Week

It seems that "the trooper then told Cole to get up, but he attempted to punch and kick the trooper, who deployed his Taser, according to the FHP. Officials said Cole's thick jacket prevented the Taser from working, so the trooper used pepper spray to subdue him."

Darth Vader Defeated A Taser But Succumbed To Pepper Spray In Orlando Last Week

"Local 6 News captured video showing the man screaming while being placed onto a stretcher. Cole complained of shortness of breath and was taken to Florida Hospital South. He was later released and booked into the Orange County Jail. The trooper was not injured."

Darth Vader Defeated A Taser But Succumbed To Pepper Spray In Orlando Last Week


FHP: Man wearing Darth Vader mask attacked trooper [Click Orlando] (With Video)