Florida clerk smashes jar of ranch dressing onto Darth Vader armed robber

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
An armed robber dressed as Darth Vader caught on surveillance video inside a convenience store in Florida Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015.
An armed robber dressed as Darth Vader caught on surveillance video inside a convenience store in Florida Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015.
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (KABC) -- A Florida man dressed up as Darth Vader failed to rob a convenience store on Sunday after a hero clerk took action.

Police said the suspect, identified as Jacob Mercer, threatened the store clerk with a gun and demanded money when the employee hit him with a jar of ranch dressing.

After Mercer left the store, the suspect removed his mask and was identified by a witness.

He was later charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.