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Vader spared jail after attacking the founder of a Jedi church 星際大戰「維德」迷 打傷「絕地大師」

Boys look at Darth Vader at the Star Wars exhibition in Brussels on Feb. 15, 2008.

Photo: AFP

A British man who got plastered and then dressed up as Darth Vader and assaulted the founders of a Jedi “church” was given a suspended sentence last week.

Arwel Wynne Hughes, 27, wore a garbage bag for a cape as he attacked Jedi church founder Barney Jones — aka Master Jonba Hehol — with a metal crutch, hitting him on the head.

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 main characters in the Star Wars films.

“We all love the films and what they stand for. Obviously some people are going to laugh,” Barney Jones said. “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 10 liter 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.

District Judge Andrew Shaw sentenced Hughes to two months in jail but suspended the sentence for one year. He also ordered Hughes to pay £100 (NT$6,015) to each of his victims and £60 (NT$3,610) in court costs.

Hughes’ punishment was light compared to what the “real” Darth Vader had to endure. He had his hand chopped off by his son and was killed by deadly electricity bolts shot from the evil Emperor Palpatine’s hands.(AP)


Roger: I think that girl is looking at me.

Tim: You mean the one pointing and laughing at you.

Roger: I bet she thinks I look strange.

Tim: News flash Captain Obvious: Of course she does! You’re dressed like a Wet Droid.

Roger: Thank you, Tim. It’s always a delight to speak to you.






Captain Obvious 大觀察家(反話)

Captain Obvious refers to a person who points out something that is self-evident. For example, “Thanks Captain Obvious, I wasn’t aware that the sun is hot.”

Captain Obvious」指的就是點出一個不言而喻的事實的人,例如:「謝啦,你還真是觀察入微啊,我才剛知道今天太陽很大呢」。












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