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02.04.09 56 Comments

A man in Colorado Springs recently knocked over a couple of 7-11s while brandishing a Klingon Bat’leth.  If there are any girls reading this, a Bat’leth is a Klingon longsword, first forged by Kahless around A.D. 625 according the ancient — oh nevermind.

The robber, described as “a white man in his 20s, wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and wearing a mask” robbed the first 7-11 at 145 N Spruce Street in Colorado Springs at 1:50 AM. The robber demanded money and left after getting an undisclosed amount of cash. According to reports, the clerk recognized the weapon “from the Star Trek TV series.”  A half hour later the Bat’leth bandit struck again at a 7-11 at 2407 Union, but after the clerk refused to give him any money the robber (in a very un-Klingon-like move) fled the scene. Neither clerk was injured and the robber is still at large. [TrekMovie]

You have to admire the second clerk.  “Oh, please, sir, don’t hurt me– Wait, is that a Star Trek weapon?  …If you leave within the next five minutes, I promise not to give you a wedgie.” 

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