From the Denver Channel:
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. The Startrek.com Web site describes the Klingon weapon as crescent-shaped and about a yard long. However, the weapon that the man was wielding appears to be smaller than that. The bat’leth has points on both ends, two points in between and a handle on the outside.Police said they don’t know if the sword used by the robber was made of metal.
From Sir Steve’s Guide:
Josh “Tycho” Weisleberg has been part of the SirStevesGuide.com
community for well over a decade, starting not long after I launched
the site. Josh was first known for his newsletters regarding the world
of Star Wars comics and books (as well as a die-hard toy collector and
diorama builder) until an inherited kidney disorder put him in a coma
for months and his longterm health took a sharp turn. So he put aside
the newsletter to concentrate on dealing with his health, keeping
active in the forums, and eventually even writing a book, while waiting
on the donor list for a new kidney. It took the generosity of a fellow
Star Wars fan, nearly 3 years, dialysis, and one disheartening false
start, but as of February 3rd, 2009, his transplant was successful.
The donor (or should I say hero) in this is Barry “bobafrett”
Benecke. Barry gave the greatest gift one can give: life. Barry, a
father, Star Wars collector, and member of the 501st Legion with
several costumes, had never met Josh in person before but they were
both active in the Forum.
The need for donor kidneys is enormous in this country, there is a
kidney waiting list of 90,000 people which had greatly limited Josh’s
chances, and when his health took a fast downturn in 2006, Barry felt
compelled to help out a buddy in such dire need and offered to donate
his own kidney, and it’s simply amazing that everything worked out. I
know there had been ups and downs, Barry had to undergo test after test
to ensure that he was a good match, take time off from work, his family
feared that he might not survive the kidney donation surgery, plus
there were several trips from Barry’s hometown of Chicago out to San
Diego, all to help out a fellow Star Wars fan. Barry, you are truly a
Well! I’m glad we got that figured out. Thanks to OnanRulz and Mr. Poopoopachu for the tips.