South Carolina man channels his inner Jedi to ward off a physical attack from his stepdaughter

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Students watch a demonstration of combat moves with lightsabers during a Golden Gate Knights class in saber choreography on February 24, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Star Wars fans Alain Bloch and Matthew Carauddo founded the Golden Gate Knights in 2011 to teach classes on how to safely wield a lightsaber and perform choreographed moves. The three hour class costs ten dollars and all equipment is provided. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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When a South Carolina man’s stepdaughter attempted to attack him, he reached for his trusty lightsaber to fend her off.

Kayla Knapp, 17, reportedly got into an argument with her stepfather Thursday night and grabbed two kitchen knives to attack him with. According to witnesses, she charged towards the man, who has not been identified, attempting to cut him with the knives. However, her stepfather picked up his Star Wars-inspired toy and used it to bat her away. Witnesses say he had to hit her with the lightsaber several times to subdue her.

It’s unclear if Knapp was successful in harming her stepfather, but police were called to the apartment the night of the incident. After assessing the situation, Knapp was arrested and charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. The Force must have been with the stepfather, as no other charges were filed.

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