‘Star Wars’ Chewbacca Actor Peter Mayhew Detained

Everyone has his own way to deal with airport security — some go with the flow, some show up naked. But the man who played Chewbacca in the “Star Wars” films had a different approach: Last week, when confronted with TSA agents who thought his cane looked suspicious, Peter Mayhew reached for his Twitter account — not a light saber.

Of course, the light saber was at the center of the controversy. The 7-foot-3-inch hospital worker-turned-Chewbacca player uses a light saber-shaped cane to get around, and on June 3 TSA agents in Denver felt it was a suspicious item.

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