American Police State So Fear-Based, Man Dressed as a Stormtrooper Triggers Lockdown

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Sure, this story happened a little while back, but it still stands as a statement on modern-day Police State America that this even happened to begin with.

The American police state is so ridiculously tyrannical and out of control, and post-9/11 Americans are so insane with fear, that a man can’t even dress up in a stormtrooper costume in the middle of the afternoon in public without some concerned citizen calling the cops and businesses in the area going on lockdown until the police can “check out the situation.”

(The “situation”???)

This happened in the open-carry but war-torn, post-9/11 battlefield of Salina, Kansas back in August (via KWCH12):

It happened in Salina Monday, and it prompted a brief lockdown of at least one downtown business. Salina Police say officers responded to the report of an armed man in the 100 block of S. 7th Street.

The call came from nearby business, Action Travel, as a customer saw what appeared to be a man in a costume, carrying a weapon. Police advised the business to go into lockdown as police checked out the situation.

“Maybe we should call, just make a call,” Action Travel employee Janelle Snyder said. “Due to the stuff that’s happened out in Colorado at the theater and just weird stuff. If he wouldn’t have had the gun, we wouldn’t have thought about it.”

Police said Chris Burns and a friend were shooting a video for a Vine, and the weapon was a plastic prop gun. Burns created a vine account called Stormtrooper Sam on Thursday. He has almost 200 followers.

Yep. One concerned citizen did their Statist duty and informed officers that some man was wearing a costume in broad daylight on a Monday afternoon in America. Good job, Statist! For such valiant action, you have been awarded Statist of the Year 2014. Your autographed, framed Dick Cheney portrait should be arriving soon if it hasn’t already.

The stormtrooper wannabe is lucky he wasn’t tased within an inch of his life or just shot on sight, no questions asked.

Comments on the story include,

“This is the stupidest thing I’ve heard of.”

“Um, it was a Stormtrooper… How the hell do you NOT know it’s a FRIGGIN STORMTROOPER!?!? HE’S WEARING A FRIGGIN’ COSTUME! OMG, I give up on the human race!”

and “Besides, even if he had started shooting, he wouldn’t have even come close to hitting anything.”

The debate over whether or not a fake plastic directed energy weapon would even count the same under open carry rages on, but surely our lobbyist-owned, corporate fundraisers, er, lawmakers have already moved to amend laws to make sure they explicitly state that stormtrooper costumes and blasters are just as dangerous as the Obama Administration wants to brainwash you to think every gun and bullet in the hands of the people and not the government is.

You know, in the same proud tradition that Tennessee is now banning toy guns not just in schools, but 150 feet near a school.

In the meantime, fun in public will be likely also be outlawed straight away as a dangerous, deadly weapon just the same way that 4th graders using magic rings from The Hobbit are expelled from school for making “terroristic threats” to make their friends disappear.

On a side note, can reading the news give you a rash? Just checking.

(And no, the source material for this story is not satire. Hat tip Scott Lopez.)

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  • This is what happens to a society that lets its government criminalize its lawful and constitutional law enforcement, the well-regulated militia.

  • Reverend Draco

    Too bad the Statist didn’t recognize the Stormtrooper who represented an actual, viable danger to them. . .

    • They were dressed up like LEOs.

      • Reverend Draco


      • Oracle Watchman

        Yeah the “Good Guys” LEOs dressed in White. wait… is that a racist statement?

  • doucyet

    Now, had there of been 20-30 of them with DHS on their backs, that would be cause for concern…………….

    • DHS uses balaclavas, not full face helmets.

      • James Michael

        All treasonous terrorists do and usually attack at night….

        • The sun never sets on the American empire.

          • James Michael

            You mean the US CORP(SE) and it will soon if the traitors don’t get a clue….

          • The traitors have all the clues because the people are clueless.

  • Steve in Iowa

    On a lighter note, since it was a stormtrooper and had the gun been real and he decided to go all willy-nilly on the town’s folk, he wouldn’t have hit a single person.

    • Because he couldn’t see out of the helmet?

      • andrewraptor

        no because its a well known fact that storm troopers cant hit anything period. In fact the inability for movie villains in general being unable to hit a good guy is known as “the storm trooper effect”

        • If he could see to get a sight picture, there is a man in a blue shirt about point blank.

          • andrewraptor

            it is a joke or meme rather

  • bill lopez

    Isn’t the click bait just as bad?

    “American Police State So Fear-Based, Town Locked Down over Man Dressed as a Stormtrooper”

    It happened in Salina Monday, and it prompted a brief lock down of at least one downtown business.

    Unless of course the tiny little shit town of Salina only consists of a single business that encompasses the entire area of the town….the headline is BS

  • ” a man can’t even dress up in a stormtrooper costume in the middle of
    the afternoon in public without some concerned citizen calling the cops”

    This is just an awesome quote, and unfortunately a bad sign of the times.

    • I don’t suppose you are the Keith that had the hit song in 1967?

      • qweztionz5

        Your comment is the medicine that save me.

  • Gearmoe

    If I had a piece of black-iron pipe, and was wearing an old army jacket, am I at risk to be shot and killed by cops because a swatter or idiot called them? YES.

  • qweztionz5

    This is because someone thought Star Wars was a documentary,

  • James

    American cops are so fear based people go inside at the sight of them and lock there doors. The day is long gone when they could ask for help by going door to door were a crime happened for information. As Americans will no longer open there doors to them out od fear of them.

  • CharlesH

    History is going to trample all over us – the U.S. has become so dumb downed.

  • Bert

    I have some vague recollection of this on the local news, but I don’t recall it as an “event” where anybody actually got freaked, more of a “here’s something hilarious that happened in Kansas” is how they showed it on the Joplin news channel. If I’m remembering it right, anyway. My guess it was more a result of some idiot store owner/manager who greatly exaggerated things on the telephone. Happened to me once, awhile back. I went into a gamestop to ask why the manager refused to replace a non-working game my son had gotten for his birthday. I’m a fair sized guy and happened to be wearing an old set of BDU’s, which the guy seemed to find intimidating for some reason and refused to talk with me. After I left, he called the police and told them an “armed marine” had come into the store and threatened him. I’m just lucky there were a couple of people there to witness how things actually went, or I might’ve gotten tossed in jail over this shitbird’s lies. My kid got his game replaced and after I spoke with gamestop’s corporate people, that guy was canned, but if not for a younger guy and his wife being there and hearing what was actually taking place, I might’ve ended up with jail time over it. Didn’t hurt that the younger guy was active duty.

  • Oracle Watchman

    Good grief! What idiot does not recognize a “Storm Trooper”? I guess had he dressed as Chewbacca they would have reported a Big Foot with a purse.

    • moovova

      …or, Michelle Obama.

      • Oracle Watchman

        LMAOROTF!!! Stop, “I can’t breathe!”

  • moovova

    You’re right.

    This IS old news.