Police: Teacher Claiming To Be ‘Luke Skywalker’ Had Super Human Strength

from WKMG, Central Florida

A high school physical education teacher was relieved of duty Monday after police arrested him over the weekend for allegedly telling police he was "Luke Skywalker" and fighting several officers who tried to arrest him. Police first saw David McCann, 30, standing in front of a bar Saturday at 2 a.m., shirt unbuttoned and yelling he was "Luke Skywalker" at passers-by, according to the incident report. An officer asked him to leave after McCann allegedly got into a verbal confrontation with two women. McCann then allegedly charged the officer, who sprayed him in the face with an irritant. Two officers tried unsuccessfully to handcuff him as McCann wildly swung his fists, the report says. The incident further escalated, with McCann continuing to allegedly attack officers after he was repeatedly kicked and struck with a baton, according to the report. Officers also used a Taser to attempt to subdue him. "He continued to attack with super human strength and made no attempt to escape," according to the report. McCann was finally brought under control when two responding officers struck him three times with a Taser gun and another hit him four more times with a baton, according to the report. He was arrested on charges of battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence and disorderly conduct. Three officers suffered received bruises and other minor injuries, the incident report said. The Orange County School District said McCann had worked there for two years, but the district had already decided before the arrest not to renew his annual contract for next year. Watch Local 6 News for more on this story.

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