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Force isnt with man in Toys R Us light saber assaults

Apparently The Force wasn't that strong in this one.

A 33-year-old Hillsboro man, who police say used a toy light saber to assault several customers of the Jantzen Beach Toys R Us store, was taken into custody Wednesday night.

Portland police said David Allen Canterbury was in custody at a local hospital for a mental health evaluation. He was cited for fourth-degree assault, second-degree disorderly conduct, third-degree theft, resisting arrest and interfering with a police officer.

The incident began at about 9:51 p.m. at the toy store in the Jantzen Beach Supercenter, when store employees told police a man was swinging a toy light saber at customers and had assaulted at least three people with the plastic sword.

The man walked out of the store with the toy as police were on their way to the area. When officers tried to take the man into custody in the parking lot, he began swinging the light saber and yelling incoherently.

One officer attempted to use a Taser on the man, but it didn't have any effect. A second officer used a Taser, which struck the man, who used the light saber to break one of the wires.

Officers wrestled the man to the ground and took him into custody. He was treated by medical personnel at the scene has been taken to an area hospital for a mental evaluation.

None of the store customers was hurt in the man's light saber assault.