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dr_evazan22
02-03-2007, 08:55 AM
How the mighty have fallen...:sad:


LOS ANGELES - 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 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 the Star Wars wookie impersonator was "harassing and touching tourists" in violation of city law.

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.

CaptainSolo1138
02-03-2007, 09:54 AM
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.Quote of the day material right there, my friend.

mabudonicus
02-03-2007, 09:59 AM
DAMN that is a funny story, almsot like a low-grade piece from the Onion only REAL

That "lesson" quote is hilarious, and the final quote in the piece is rather golden too :beard: :ducks: Isobaws&

El Chuxter
02-03-2007, 11:54 AM
Have you seen the footage? I'll see if I can track it down, but it's one of those hella-cheap mass-market costumes that look like carp. I can't imagine people being dumb enough to pay to pose with such a lousy look-alike. It's like a fat black lady doing the same job, but saying she's Bob Barker.

Kidhuman
02-03-2007, 09:00 PM
The guy should be lucky his arms are still in his sockets

El Chuxter
02-04-2007, 12:30 AM
Footage (http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=4997426), thanks to the news article NewsBot just posted.

figrin bran
02-04-2007, 12:52 AM
Have you seen the footage? I'll see if I can track it down, but it's one of those hella-cheap mass-market costumes that look like carp. I can't imagine people being dumb enough to pay to pose with such a lousy look-alike. It's like a fat black lady doing the same job, but saying she's Bob Barker.

you should see the fools they have playing Vader and Stormies - they're all around 5'7" :shocked:

how about a steel cage match between "chewie" and tigger from disney world?

JediTricks
02-04-2007, 04:47 AM
you should see the fools they have playing Vader and Stormies - they're all around 5'7" :shocked:

how about a steel cage match between "chewie" and tigger from disney world?
I was about to mention how this Chewbacca guy isn't even tall!

How convenient is it that the ABC news was able to get footage from a cameraman who works for an ABC show which tapes right across the street next to a Disney-owned theater? :p

I wonder why they didn't mention the Elmo who got in a fight with a guy that got tossed in the clink. Personally, I think all these costume guys are a little weird and shouldn't be allowed there, it's like someone put halloween costumes on homeless people and sent them out to beg for change.

dr_evazan22
02-04-2007, 10:47 AM
I just watched the footage Steve had on the news article... So many bad costumes! I can understand the homeless person dressing up, but what about the others? Is that work for them?

Jargo
02-04-2007, 10:54 AM
that on the scene reporter has the surname 'Pinochio'.

And I still want an Elmo suit. :(

Darth Jax
02-05-2007, 09:36 PM
what's funny is how mainstream media is starting to pick up this story. it was on msn's homepage today.