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New German Police Gear Looks Like Dark Helmet From 'Spaceballs'

When police in Bavaria, Germany, unveiled their new protective gear last week, some thought the helmets looked like the one worn by Darth Vader in the “Star Wars” films.

But other saw a much less ominous similarity — comparing the new gear to Dark Helmet from Mel Brooks’ 1987 parody, “Spaceballs.”

Neue Schutzkleidung der #Polizei in Bayern.

— Christoph Azone (@ChristophAzone) November 25, 2015

The new gear includes ceramic composite plates and a titanium helmet, which can supposedly withstand being shot by an assault rifle, reports.

But it can’t protect them from ridicule. Already, images of the uniform are being used as fodder for a classic reddit Photoshop battle.

And “Spaceballs” is just the beginning of the jokes:

May the Schwartz be with you.

(h/t Raw Story)

(CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly referred to Dark Helmet as Darth Helmet.)

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