Illustration for article titled Darth Vader was tasered and pepper-sprayed in Florida

You may not know that Darth Vader lives a very questionable lifestyle off-camera. When not making Star Wars films, the Sith Lord has been known to rob banks and exploit ill-conceived Ukrainian property laws. The intergalactic ne'er-do-well's latest imbroglio takes us Orlando, Florida, where an intoxicated Vader attempted to take a the middle of the 2:45 AM yesterday morning.


According to Florida Highway Patrol, the besotted Dark Lord was bumbling around the roadway when confronted by a trooper. Always one to respect chain of command, Vader instead cast aspersions at the trooper and laid down in the road. That's when things got more heated than the fires of Mustafar:

The trooper then told [Darth Vader] to get up, but he attemtped to punch and kick the trooper, who deployed his Taser, according to the FHP. Officials said [the velveteen-larynxed cosmic dictator's] thick jacket prevented the Taser from working, so the trooper used pepper spray to subdue him.

Vader was arrested on felony charges of resisting arrest and battery on an officer. This incident clearly demonstrates the alarming social cost of syndicating old episodes of 30 Rock.

[Via Click Orlando - hat tip to Mike]

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