Photo credit: Jacksonville Police Department
Photo credit: Jacksonville Police Department

A man wearing a Darth Vader mask failed at his attempt to rob a Florida convenience store Sunday night.

Jacob Mercer, 32, walked into a Jacksonville convenience store wearing dark clothing and a Darth Vader mask, pointed a gun at employees, and demanded money.

To fend off the Darth Vader impersonator, one store employee threw a jar of blue cheese dressing at him, striking the attempted robber in the face. Mercer was left with a serious cut and fled the scene, according to surveillance video.

He was apprehended later Sunday night, and police found ammo and multiple handguns inside his backpack. After receiving medical treatment, Mercer was taken to the local police station and ID'd by witnesses.

He was charged with possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon and armed robbery. He is being held without bail.

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