It turns out that being a Stormtrooper isn't everything that it's cracked up to be.
Shocking footage has emerged of a restaurant worker who was dressed as a Stormtrooper being held at gunpoint by police because they thought her blaster was real.
Keep scrolling to see the shocking video...
Star Wars is one of the biggest franchises of all time.It all started in 1977, with the first, eponymous movie – and it quickly became a widespread phenomenon.
Since then, there have been many iterations.
via: IMDBThe first film, now known as Episode Four, was followed by 2 sequels. These 3 movies are now known as the original trilogy.
The movies were universally acclaimed.
via: IMDBThey featured tons of amazing early special effect sequences, plus fascinating and deeply human character studies.
They also featured an all-star cast.
via: IMDBHarrison Ford as Han Solo was a perfect choice, and fans still look back on this era fondly.
The original trilogy was followed by more films.The next part of the Star Wars franchise was a trilogy of prequel movies, which were released between 1999 and 2005 and were all a commercial success.
The franchise has since had several more revivals.
via: IMDBMost recently, the sequel trilogy of movies came out between 2015 and 2019, alongside two theatrical anthology films, Rogue One and Solo.
The third installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy and final movie in the Skywalker saga, The Rise of Skywalker, was released last year.
via: IMDBThe movie saw the Resistance face the First Order once again - resulting in the end of the ancient conflict between the Jedi and the Sith.
The franchise has a huge fan base...
But what is it that fans love the most about Star Wars?
via: Getty ImagesThe incredible merchandise, of course!
There's nothing quite as cool as dressing up as a Stormtrooper..
via: Getty ImagesAnd for some people, being a Stormtrooper helps them pay the bills.
You can find Stormtroopers in all kinds of different places...
via: Getty ImagesIncluding at Disney Land, cinemas, and Star Wars-themed restaurants.
Being a Stormtrooper is a pretty cool job...
via: Getty ImagesBut one unfortunate Trooper landed herself in a rather sticky situation recently.
It all began at the Coco Vanilla Galatic Cantina in Lethbridge, Canada.
via: YoutubeMay the 4th is known as Star Wars Day, and employees at the sci-fi restaurant decided to celebrate by dressing up as Stormtroopers.
But police were called anonymously after someone expected one of the Storm Troopers to be carrying a live firearm.
via: YoutubePolice flocked to the scene with their guns drawn, which immediately dampened the light-hearted mood at the restaurant.
Footage from the shocking incident shows armed officers pointing their gun at the employee, who turned out to be a nineteen-year-old woman.
via: Youtube"Get down on the ground!" they are heard screaming at her as she raises her hands in confusion.
Things then got ugly.
via: YoutubeWhen she allegedly refused to comply with orders to get on the ground, the officers tackled her and forced her onto the sidewalk.
It is heartbreaking to watch as the woman is heard sobbing behind her mask.
via: YoutubeThe officers remove her mask to discover she has suffered a nosebleed from the scuffle, yet they proceed to handcuff her anyway.
The officers eventually realized that her "blaster" was fake and that she wasn't carrying a real gun.
via: YoutubeShe was completely innocent.
Bradley Whalen, the owner of Coco Vanilla Galactic Cantina, said his employee was promoting his Star Wars-themed business for Star Wars Day and not doing anything harmful.
"We wanted to do something different… just something to let people know that we are here," he said on his business to Global News.
"She was kind of walking out back-and-forth in front of the property by the sidewalk, just waving at people, and a couple of people stopped by and got a picture with her."
The responding officers are now facing backlash for the way in which they handled the situation.
via: Getty Images"My concern isn’t that police responded to someone who called and reported. My problem is that after they determined that it was a fake prop, police still continued to yell at her with the guns pointed, telling her to, 'get down on her face, get down on her face' and then proceeded to handcuff her after they knew that it was a plastic prop toy," Whalen said.