A Florida man wore a Darth Vader costume and attempted to rob a convenience store yesterday.
FirstCoastNews reports that Jacob Jeremy Mercer, 32, entered an 8 till Late store dressed in the costume and, armed with a gun, demanded money from a store employee. Maybe he was trying to get some cash to buy his tickets forThe Force Awakens? It’s unclear whether Mercer tried to use a Jedi mind trick on the clerk when asking for the cash from the register, but if he did, it certainly didn’t work. Check out what happened when the employee refused to give “Vader” the money.
A store employee says he threw a wine bottle at the suspect, who wearing a Darth Vader costume. The suspect then ran out of the store.
The suspect was taken into custody shortly after, police said. No one else was injured.