Are the Colorado Klingons so desperate for money? Apparently, yes. One of them robbed two stores with the Klingon bat'leth, also known as the "sword of honor."
According to the Denver's ABC Channel 7 News:
Colorado Springs police are looking for a man who hit two 7-Eleven convenience stores early Wednesday, armed with a Klingon sword. The first robbery was reported at 1:50 a.m., at 145 N Spruce St. The clerk told police a white man in his 20s, wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and wearing a black mask, entered the store with a weapon the clerk recognized from the Star Trek TV series.
The robber demanded money and left with an undisclosed amount.
While not as ridiculous as the Dalek kidnappings, this is still up there in the annals of scifi crime. Seriously how do you threaten a cash register with a bat'leth? I'd assume there was a counter in front of you and at least enough space to back away. Either way I hope there was a lot of waving and screaming.
I hope the robber demanded the money with a low voice and then spouted off some Klingon bits of advice. It would be terribly hard to take this thief seriously — especially since if I saw him I'd probably run up and shout, "Cool can I try?" Let this mark of dishonor follow the masked man all through his days.