Man Tries To Rob Store Dressed As Darth Vader


The Force was not strong with Jacob Jeremy Mercer, who allegedly tried and failed to rob a Florida convenience store while dressed as Darth Vader.

The Dark Lord of the Sith was fought off by employees, and Mercer was later arrested by Jacksonville Beach Police and charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon, according to local authorities.

Mercer entered the store in costume, carrying a gun and demanding money, but found out quickly that the Vader mask he was wearing apparently didn't provide much in the way of real protection: the police report says he was foiled when a store employee threw a jar of salad dressing in the suspect's face.

When Mercer was arrested, he had cuts on his face. A witness claims to have seen him rush out to his car and speed away, while pulling the Vader helmet off.

Mercer was the only one injured during the robbery. He was taken to a hospital for treatment to his face before being arrested.