A drunk guy wearing a Darth Vader mask was tazed and pepper sprayed by police after he refused to stop laying in the middle of the street yesterday and attacked officers. Guess where it happened. Go ahead, guess. I’ll give you a hint: it wasn’t NOT Florida.
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 near Summerlin Avenue and Anderson Street.
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, authorities said.
The trooper then told Cole to get up, but he attemtped 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.
“I sense something, a presence I’ve not felt since… AAAAGHHHHHHHH MY EYES!”
You can watch some of the video over at ClickOrlando, but the highlight was definitely the Darth Vader mask lying broken on the street next to a shoe. That’s the Floridian equivalent of the child’s toy smoldering amidst the rubble. David O. Russell was in Florida for five minutes and got busted for feeling up a trans relative! I’m surprised this stuff even makes the news over there anymore.