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VIDEO: Guy dressed like Vader can't get out of a parking ticket
Dec 17, 2012

Apparently, being a Dark Lord of the Sith, Scourge of the Galaxy, Slayer of Younglings and Noted Asthmatic doesn't mean you can park your car wherever you want—not in Brooklyn, anyway.

Jedi Knight, hero of the Clone Wars, busted for hit-and-run in California
Dec 17, 2012

The Dark Side has claimed another: Obiwan Kenobi was charged with felony hit-and-run last weekend in Roseville, California, after fleeing the scene of a five-car pileup caused by his reckless driving. No word on whether Jar Jar was riding shotgun.

The Incredible Hulk busted for selling drugs to puny humans
Dec 16, 2012

Or, rather, a British man was arrested outside of a nightclub for selling cocaine he didn't want while drunk, painted green, and dressed as Bruce Banner's musclebound alter-ego.

Dude dressed like the Hulk smashes, grabs and robs NY bank
Dec 16, 2012

There should be a special section in the annals of crime reserved for boneheads who break the law while tarted up as a superhero. Here's one more for the ages: a fella who knocked over a NY bank while wearing a Hulk mask. What's more, he's still on the loose.

Star Wars fan convicted of killing wife after she smashed his toys
Dec 15, 2012

In the ultimate case of "don't touch my stuff," a British fan and collector slipped into a homicidal rage after his wife tried to "make his life hell" by destroying his beloved Star Wars memorabilia.