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Chewbacca Arrested in Hollywood!

chewie_bagged_combo.JPGLos Angeles Police arrested a man dressed as Chewbacca on Thursday. His crime: Head-butting a tour guide on the Hollywood Walk of Fame "who told the character he shouldn't be asking a tourist for money," reports KABC-TV.

A collection of oddball types roam the Walk of Fame, dressed like Tinseltown characters. They pose for pictures with out-of-towners -- usually, in exchange for a few coins. On Thursday, "Chewbacca was putting his arm around a tourist, and the tourist didn't want him there," explained a gaunt, dye-jobbed "Superman" to the Jimmy Kimmel Show. A Starline Tour employee told Chewie to back off. And as everyone knows, it's not wise to upset a wookie. "He head-butted him," Supes added. "The cops were called, and they came down, basically to arrest Chewbacca."

The isn't the first time there's been an incident like this. Back in October '05, two gentlemen dressed as Elmo and Mr. Incredible were jailed for harassing tourists. And Chewie apparently had himself a bit of a temper.

"I'd see him get upset at people, like for not tipping. Like they'd walk off. And he'd get really pissed. Right there and then, take the mask off and start chewing them out, cussing," said a nasal-voiced man wearing a Scream mask. "Even in front of kids."

"Now we want to make clear that this is not the actor who played Chewbacca in the movie, this is just the guy who plays him on the Hollywood Boulevard," a hapless KABC correspondent duly noted.

"I'm sure Han will come and shoot him out of jail and rescue him," Kimmel quipped.


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Posted by: any at June 20, 2009 07:32 AM

Clearly, Chewbacca was only angry because pesky tourists were sticking inappropriate objects such as gum and pencils in his fur. If people don't wanna deal with Chewie, they should leave him the **** alone! We should all learn one of life's most valuable lessons: never upset a wookie unless you want a wookie to upset you.

We♥♥♥You Chewbacca!


Posted by: Amanda&&Trevor;, Wookies Inc® at July 18, 2008 05:15 AM

Gives new meaning to a star wars battle eh? So what next han solo shooting a laser at oncoming traffic?

Posted by: max anderson at February 13, 2007 02:48 AM

It's not wise to upset a wookie...

Posted by: Murdoc at February 5, 2007 12:32 PM

What you didn't read here was that Richard Gere was also arrested at the time as an 'accessory afer the fact' for attempting to hide Chewbacca up his arse.

Posted by: webel wowser at February 3, 2007 06:06 PM

Something tells me a brigade of Wookies would be a little more effective in getting the Middle East under control...

Posted by: DS at February 3, 2007 02:11 PM

There hasn't been this much bad publicity for former Star Wars actors since Yoda flashed a Japanese tour group. 'No more mistake for ET they do. Hmmm.' He shouted as the police lead him away.

Posted by: paulg at February 3, 2007 03:14 AM

Finally, someone besides the Bush Admin. will be able to use the Chewbacca defence.

Posted by: TB at February 2, 2007 07:15 PM

Not to mention being heavily involved with intel ops for the Rebel Alliance, if this analysis is to be believed:

Posted by: Dr. Curiosity at February 2, 2007 04:41 PM

Dude... Chewie is one of the best spaceship pilots ever. He's a great mechanic. And he's wicked with the laser crossbow. He's a DT icon!

Plus, it's a Friday afternoon. I'm not feeling particularly serious.


Posted by: Noah Shachtman at February 2, 2007 04:28 PM

Even for the way out there category, this story is way, way, way, out there for :P

Posted by: PresidenToor at February 2, 2007 04:25 PM

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