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Calling all Jedi Knights--roughly half the OSP

Postby bluesilver » Wed May 14, 2008 12:05 pm

'Darth Vader' spared jail in Jedi church attacks
The attack involved a church founded on the Jedi faith of 'Star Wars' films

updated 6:32 p.m. PT, Tues., May. 13, 2008
HOLYHEAD, Wales - A man who dressed up as Darth Vader, wearing a garbage bag for a cape, and assaulted the founders of a group calling itself the Jedi church was given a suspended sentence Tuesday.

Arwel Wynne Hughes, 27, attacked Jedi church founder Barney Jones — aka Master Jonba Hehol — with a metal crutch, hitting him on the head, prosecutors told Holyhead Magistrates' Court.

He also whacked Jones' 18-year-old cousin, Michael Jones — known as Master Mormi Hehol — bruising his thigh in the March 25 incident, prosecutors said.

The two cousins and Barney Jones' brother, Daniel, set up the Church of Jediism, Anglesey order, last year. Jedi is the faith followed by some of the central characters in the "Star Wars" films.

The group, which claims about 30 members, says on its Web site that it uses "insight and knowledge" from the films as "a guide to living a better and more worthwhile life."

"We all love the films and what they stand for. Obviously some people are going to laugh about it," the Wales on Sunday newspaper quoted Barney Jones as saying last month. "But a lot of people do take it seriously."

Unfortunately for Hughes, his March attack was recorded on a video camera that the cousins had set up to film themselves in a light saber battle.

"Darth Vader! Jedis!" Hughes shouted as he approached.

Hughes claimed he couldn't remember the incident, having drunk the better part of a 2 1/2-gallon box of wine beforehand.
"He knows his behavior was wrong and didn't want it to happen but he has no recollection of it," said Hughes' lawyer, Frances Jones.

District Judge Andrew Shaw sentenced Hughes to two months in jail but suspended the sentence for one year. He also ordered Hughes to pay $195 to each of his victims and $117 in court costs.

In the 2001 United Kingdom census, 390,000 — 0.7 percent of the population — listed Jedi as their religion.






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Re: Calling all Jedi Knights--roughly half the OSP

Postby Wilbur Kookmeyer » Wed May 14, 2008 6:32 pm

bluesilver wrote:Hughes claimed he couldn't remember the incident, having drunk the better part of a 2 1/2-gallon box of wine beforehand.


The force is strong with this one...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=36W4LHS_xL0

Neck Deep...what is wrong with you people? Is it something they put in the water over there? Like instead of floride the infuse the water with fermented hops and bong resin?
Your electric car runs on coal. Think about it....
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Postby bluesilver » Wed May 14, 2008 6:36 pm

I didn't know they had that video up LMAO, this was a real headliner on MSN.COM
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Postby Neck Deep » Wed May 14, 2008 8:45 pm

Unemployment, mushrooms and too much telly... besides its North Wales... people aren't real up there... you either shag a sheep or become a Jedi, pretty obvious really.

When I lived close (ish) to North Wales, I knew this butcher who was caught shagging a sheep. Told the police the sheep 'reversed' into him, while he was taking a piss.
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