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Old news.. but better late then never? [Sep. 24th, 2007|12:50 pm]
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http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/02/03/headbutt.wookie.ap/index.html
OS ANGELES, California (AP) -- 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, 44, of Los Angeles, California, was booked Thursday for investigation of misdemeanor battery, police Lt. Paul Vernon said.

Police said the 6-foot-4 street performer was seen arguing Thursday afternoon with a tour guide who had expressed concern that the Star Wars wookie impersonator was "harassing and touching tourists" in violation of city law.
'You can't tell this wookie what to do'

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 he decided to strike back and head-butted the tour guide, Vernon said.

"The lesson here is you can have the force with you," Vernon said. "You just can't use illegal force."

Young could not be reached for comment. His telephone number was unlisted.

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

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


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Sierra Mist Holiday Hawk commercial Awesome.
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[User Picture]From: esme
2007-09-24 05:47 pm (UTC)
"He said, 'Nobody tells this wookie what to do,"' Sapir said.

Bwa ha ha ha ha! Excellent quote. He shouldn't have resorted to head-butting, but really...golden comment!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-09-24 05:48 pm (UTC)
LOL. I thought so too.
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[User Picture]From: aptharper
2007-09-24 10:25 pm (UTC)
I wonder how long Lt. Vernon took to think up that force joke...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-09-25 03:10 am (UTC)
LOL. Good question.
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[User Picture]From: skafunkmelt
2007-09-24 11:36 pm (UTC)
Yay for the Holiday Hawk! That Sierra Mist is also really tasty! Man, I hearts me some Jim Gaffigan!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-09-25 03:12 am (UTC)
Good stuff. ;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-09-25 03:09 pm (UTC)
I agree! That would have been lots funnier. ;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-09-25 03:10 pm (UTC)
funny. ;)
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