Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Chewie Goes Apeshit! ***Updated***

Updated with Video Footage

A man dressed as Chewbacca was arrested after police said the street performer head-butted a tour guide operator in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

Frederick Evan Young, a 6-foot-4 street performer was seen arguing with a tour guide who had expressed concern the wookie impersonator was "harassing and touching tourists" in violation of city law according to police Lt. Paul Vernon.

The city passed ordinances last year seeking to crack down on the colorful assortment of actors who perform outside the landmark theater. The move was prompted by complaints from tourists who said the actors were aggressive and abusive if they refused to pay for pictures.

Security guards escorted Young off theater property, but Chewbacca decided to strike back and head-butted the tour guide, Vernon said. "The lesson here is you can have the force with you, You just can't use illegal force."

The tour guide, Brian Sapir, told the Los Angeles Times that he asked the Chewbacca character to stop harassing two young Japanese tourists when the actor exploded in anger.

"He said, 'Nobody tells this wookie what to do,"' Sapir said.

Source: Fox News


Anonymous said...

Good relations with the Wookies, I have

Anonymous said...

Yes, first we take the Republic, then we line our offices with genuine Wookie rugs.