​Chewbacca Runs Into TSA With Light Saber​​

By: | 06/09/2021 07:08 PM ET

Chewbacca, the furry character played by Peter Mayhew in Star Wars, had a mishap with the TSA while returning to his Texas home from the Denver Comic Con convention.

Nevertheless, like any traveler — or smuggler, for that matter — he’d hoped to avoid “Imperial entanglements” while clearing Denver Airport security on the way to his scheduled American Airlines flight.

No such luck, as a storm-trooper-like cadre of TSA staff apparently wasn’t about to tell him to, “Move along.”

You could almost cue the Imperial March as the agents — no, they weren’t looking for droids — hassled the 7 foot, 2 inch tall Mayhew concerning his — of all things — cane.

However, it wasn’t just any cane, it was a cane fashioned in the motif of, “an elegant weapon for a more civilized age.” Indeed, the walking implement was shaped and colored like a light saber.

It looked as if Mayhew, 69, might miss his flight, until he took to Twitter, posting on his well-followed account, “@TheWookieRoars.”

“In the caffufel of the cane,” he Tweeted, before adding, “Giant man need giant cane… small cane snap like toothpick…. besides … my light saber cane is just cool.. I would miss it.”

In the end, the TSA agents decided the imbroglio wasn’t worth the trouble, and gave Chewie, ahem, Mayhew, back his cane.

But Mayhew wasn’t apparently the only “Star Wars” fan to herald the small victory, as one follower of his feed humorously Tweeted in reply, paraphrasing Han Solo’s famous quote, “Just learned Star Wars lesson #1: “Let the Wookie Win.”