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Chewbacca And TSA Argue Over Lightsaber At Denver Airport

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Chewbacca isn’t the biggest fan of the TSA.

Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewie in the Star Wars films, was recently stopped by the TSA while he was going through security in Denver.

Mayhew uses a lightsaber-style cane but the TSA officials at the airport thought that his walking stick looked to dangerous to continue down the terminal.

But Chewie wasn’t about to leave his campaign behind. The actor argued with officials and posted several photos to Twitter to shame the TSA for confiscating his famous cane.

Eventually Mayhew and the power of social media were able to convince the TSA to release the lightsaber.

Mayhew wrote: Giant man need giant cane.. small cane snap like toothpick…. besides.. my light saber cane is just cool.. I would miss it… Magic words to TSA are not “please” or “thank you”.. It’s “Twitter”.. cane released to go home.”

Mayhew made sure to point out that his problems at the airport were caused by the TSA and not be American Airlines. The actor said that AA heard about the debacle and made sure to check up on him when he got on the plane.

Chewbacca and the TSA may have had a little argument over a lightsaber but the fiasco was nothing compared to Chewie’s ongoing beef with Harrison Ford…

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21 Responses to “Chewbacca And TSA Argue Over Lightsaber At Denver Airport”

  1. Billy Bettis

    100% correct but they're gonna violate your walking stick any way they can

  2. Dar Bas

    The TSA thought the cane was neat also, and one of them wanted it for themselves. That's what TSA does….if you have something they want, they'll confiscate it in the name of security.

  3. Kevin Derrico

    The TSA thinks it's a good idea to allow pocket knives on a plane, put Peter's lightsaber cane is a deadly weapon.

  4. Anonymous

    How did the TSA dude on the right not recognize who this was?

  5. Jeffrey Parker

    I would have released the inner Wookie in me and shat upon the unruly TSA stormtroopers, covering them in my most nastiest wookie-filth ever produced from my lower intestines, produced by the meeting of fermented jar jar binks in heavy cream sauce and my stomach. The fermented wookie poop one handed chuck is a notorious non life threatening act of defiance started by the ancient wookie lord PoopOnU.

  6. Ricardo Cardoza

    What kind of 2 digit IQ, mouthbreather motherfuckers do they have working in the TSA? Seriously TSA!

  7. Anonymous

    They want to "RIGHT" SOO BAD! They take a walking stick away from a senior citizen! UNBELIEVABLE! Just look at those idiots….and these are the people protecting us from a terror attack on planes? My god, were all fcking doomed….or anyone that rides airplanes that is. Or they need to do something, because they aren't getting any real contraband through there so they find stuff that they think would be contraband. I mean, why not just take ALL THE WALKING STICKS FROM ALL THE SENIOR CITIZENS THEN? This crap has got to STOP.

  8. Anonymous

    They want to "RIGHT" SOO BAD! They take a walking stick away from a senior citizen! UNBELIEVABLE! Just look at those idiots….and these are the people protecting us from a terror attack on planes? My god, were all fcking doomed….or anyone that rides airplanes that is. Or they need to do something, because they aren't getting any real contraband through there so they find stuff that they think would be contraband. I mean, why not just take ALL THE WALKING STICKS FROM ALL THE SENIOR CITIZENS THEN? This crap has got to STOP.

  9. Tim Leodensian Lamb

    Ok so who the fuck gave a Wookie a lightsaber? wookies aren;t Jedi's… Jesus Those Jedi have slipped since Yoda bought the farm.

  10. Chay Rogers

    Why can't a wookie be a Jedi? Jedi's came from all over the galaxy far far away. If the force is strong with the wookie then I'm all over it.

  11. Tim Leodensian Lamb

    You wanna share a room with a Wookie at the Jedi Temple ? Fine …. But i couldn't be doing with the stench of wet dog when he gets out of the shower .. Plus they shit in the corner.