Someone at the Fort Worth Police Department in Texas clearly loves Star Wars. On Friday, they published a new recruitment video, which depicts one Stormtrooper trying to hit a shooting target. And failing quite badly. You’d probably do better while suffering from vertigo.
Come for the banter, stay for the cameo:
Half of you aren’t going to get the exact reference here—Star Wars fans often mock Stormtroopers for being bad shots—but who cares? All the cool kids will understand.
This is the second year that Fort Worth cops used the sci-fi film series to attract recruits. A video published December, 2015 shows Darth friggin Vader getting interviewed for a possible job. He was less than successful.
And don’t ask about the time Batman went on a ride along. We reached out to the FWPD to learn which nerd came up with the videos, and he answered back.
“I am Officer Brad Perez and I am the ‘nerd’ that you’re inquiring about,” he wrote, adding a smiley face. “The officer featured in Darth Vader and the Stormtrooper videos is Sgt. Steve Enright.”
Update – December 3, 3:24 p.m. EST: Updated with a statement from Officer Brad Perez.
[Screengrab via FWPD]
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