We could maybe write off the whole thing as a cosplayer who may have had a little too much to drink. Maybe he was dressed as a Jedi and had more breakfast wine than is advisable.
The fact that he then assaulted someone dressed up as a Ghostbuster revealed that he was no Jedi. The two gentlemen pictured above, both enjoying Free Comic Book Day in Portland, Maine, were attacked by 31-year old Adam Barnes. The drunken baby ogre tipped the scales at 6'4" and 300-pounds and promptly put an end to anyone enjoying free comics. Luckily Bobby Dagget of Portland, dressed like Green Lantern, witnessed the whole thing.
"There were a bunch of people standing outside trying to drum up business and one guy was dressed as a Stormtrooper," said Daggett. "Out of nowhere this guy tried to put the guy in the Stormtrooper costume in a chokehold from behind and then throws him to the ground. He was trying to be intimidating above him and screamed obscenities to everybody."
Barnes had walked across the street to commit the assault, Daggett said.
"Why would somebody just decide to go well out of their way to do it?" Daggett asked.
Barnes was confronted by police a block away.
"He was taunting and challenging police officers and then he got Tased," said Police Lieutenant Gary Hutcheson.
"I've been a cop for 23 years, I've never heard of a Ghostbuster and a Stormtrooper getting assaulted," he said.
Damn right. We hope they tased him a few more times on the way back to the station. Let us know what you think.