February 04, 2009

What do Klingons and Toilet Paper have in common?

Evidently you find both in a 7-11 in Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs police are looking for a man who hit two 7-Eleven convenience stores early Wednesday, armed with a Klingon sword.

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 jacket, blue jeans and wearing a black mask, entered the store with a weapon the clerk recognized from the Star Trek TV series.

That weapon was a Bat'leth, a crescent-shaped Klingon blade.

Now that's some serious Bij!

I'm not sure which is worse, using the bat'leth to rob the 7-11 or knowing its name, as both clerks evidently did.

Or maybe that I knew how to spell it and the reporter clearly doesn't.

Scroll down and check out the comments on the news article.  Pretty funny stuff, especially if you know some Klingon....

h/t Stacy (via twitter)

Posted by caltechgirl at February 4, 2009 08:09 AM | TrackBack

Wow, not that is nutty. I wonder if the robber spoke 'Klingon' too?

Posted by: Comrade Tovya at February 4, 2009 02:02 PM

All of the local news sites commentary sections are loaded with humor. How do you take someone seriously when they use their as their weapon in a robbery?

Posted by: Stacy at February 4, 2009 04:25 PM

I think the worst is that my husband started critiquing the robber's form: "He's not even holding the Bat'leth correctly."

Posted by: Jenna at February 5, 2009 11:56 AM


Posted by: Lauren at February 6, 2009 10:32 AM