Monday, March 9, 2009

The Final Frontier?

[This article ran a few weeks ago, and definitely merits inclusion in my "Weird and Wacky News" file.]

Klingon Sword Used in Two Colorado Springs Heists
"A man wielding a "Star Trek Klingon-type sword" robbed two Colorado Springs convenience stores early this morning, police said. The first robbery happened at about 1:55 a.m. at a 7-Eleven at 145 N. Spruce St., Colorado Springs police said in an incident report. The second robbery happened at about 2:20 a.m. at a 7-Eleven store at 2407 N. Union Blvd. Witnesses told police that a man wearing a black mask, black jacket and blue jeans entered the stores carrying a sword. The armed robber took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot from both stores, police said. Officers searched the area but didn't find the robber or the weapon, which was described as a 'bat'leth.'"

Obviously this was not your run-of-the-mill robbery, and I'm not sure what this says about the world we live in. Perhaps it was an actual alien invasion? And if so, why did they target 7-Elevens? In Colorado Springs?? Maybe the economy in outer space is also in the toilet so the Klingons have resorted to pillaging convenience stores here on Earth, namely in Colorado Springs. I'm not an expert in Klingon-lore, and haven't seen Star Trek since I was a kid; but I have to wonder. . . do Klingons even wear jeans?

Read the article here. Picture borrowed from here.


cindy said...

Worf say it ain't so? LOL. These days nothing surprises me. And while I don't condone the act, I applaud his creativity. :D Sorta. LOL.


Lorraine said...

OMG!! Too Hilarious! I guess he needed money so he could pay Mom the money he owes for renting the basement ...I hope he knows he's ruined the value of the sword, since it's no longer "mint in box"....okay, enough...LOL...

you always have the best stories..

Lori said...

how utterly ridiculous!!! hee hee:)

Artsy-Craftsy Merchant said...

Your my female "Dave Berry" (sp?)...funny!