By Samantha Schaefer
Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — The Force wasn't with a man who smashed the windows of an LAPD patrol car with a metal rod on Hollywood Boulevard as Darth Vader looked on.
He was apprehended by police as a man in a Superman costume stood in the background.
Just another day on Hollywood Boulevard.
The incident occurred about 1 p.m. Tuesday as the man smashed the windows — except for the windshields — of the cruiser near Highland Avenue, said Los Angeles Police Officer Bruce Borihanh.
Raw video shot by a KTLA photographer working in the area showed someone dressed as Darth Vader holding a light saber and pointing at passersby as the man smashed the windows of a patrol car behind him.
It showed some people staring as they walked past the car.
The oblivious Vader stopped and looked as the man pulled a laptop from the car and took it to a kiosk, where he proceeded to open it.
Then the super-villain suspect walked away from the scene. Perhaps the Force was too strong?
The video later showed the man on the ground surrounded by police with someone in a Superman costume standing nearby.
The suspect was arrested without incident, Borihanh said.
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