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Published:November 24th, 2015 16:22 EST

Robber in Darth Vader Costume Foiled by Jar of Salad Dressing

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Police in Florida said the Force was not with a Darth Vader wannabe who was pelted with a jar of salad dressing during an alleged robbery attempt.


Investigators said a man dressed as the Star Wars villain and armed with a silver handgun entered the 8 Til Late convenience store in Jacksonville Beach about 5:30 p.m. Sunday and demanded cash from the store clerk.

Police said the clerk answered the Sith Lord`s request by struggling with him and throwing a jar of blue cheese salad dressing, which struck the alleged robber in the helmet.

The suspect fled, but witnesses outside the store got a quick glimpse of his face when he took off the helmet before driving away."


You don`t bring a knife or a jar of salad dressing to a gun fight, but the force was with the convenience store clerk.

The robber may have been armed with a gun, but when he was conked on his head with the jar of salad dressing, he screamed in pain like a little girl, and ran away.

The hapless robber was still bleeding from the bridge of his nose when he was arrested later that day by the police.

The suspect, Jacob Jeremy Mercer, was charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Needless to say Mercer is a total wimp, and he`s going to need a light saber to fend off the sexual predators who will make his life a living hell behind bars.

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