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Fear the Ninja Klingons

I love stupid criminal stories and this one is better than most.

Pic Shows Man Robbing Stores With Klingon Sword

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A surveillance picture released by police Wednesday afternoon shows a man armed with what appears to be a small Klingon sword, holding up a 7-Eleven convenience store.

That same man robbed another 7-Eleven store store a half-hour later, and remains at large, Colorado Springs police Lt. David Whitlock said.

The first robbery was reported at 1:50 a.m., at 145 N Spruce St. The clerk told police a white man in his 20s, wearing a black mask, black jacket, and blue jeans, entered the store with a weapon the clerk recognized from the Star Trek TV series.

The robber demanded money and left with an undisclosed amount.

A half hour later, police received a call from a 7-Eleven at 2407 N. Union Blvd., where a man matching the previous description entered the store with a similar weapon. He also demanded money from the store clerk. The clerk refused and the robber "transported" himself out of the store on foot.

Both clerks described the weapon as a Star Trek Klingon-type sword, called a "bat'leth."

Neither clerk was injured in the robberies.

I guess it should be no surprise that both 7-11 clerks recognized the bat'leth right off the bat. We also know from the article that whoever pulled off this robbery wasn't a true star trek fan. I mean, robbing a 7-11 only nets you chump change. It wouldn't even cover the cost of taking the bat'leth out of shrink wrap. Do you have any clue how much that will depreciate it?

Still, at least he didn't try to rob the store with a phaser or disruptor. I guess that means he still has some sort of grip on reality. You could put someone's eye out with a bat'leth after all and probably a good deal more if you sharpened the edges. It's just sort of sad the Klingon empire has fallen so far.

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