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TSA Agents Stop Chewbacca At DIA Over Light Saber
CBS Denver ^ | June 9, 2013

Posted on 06/09/2013 2:37:53 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Not even Chewbacca and his light saber get a free pass with airport security before being cleared to travel.

Transportation Security Administration agents in Denver briefly stopped “Star Wars” franchise actor Peter Mayhew recently as he was boarding a flight with a cane shaped like one of science-fiction’s most iconic weapons.

(Excerpt) Read more at denver.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies; Travel; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: napl; tsaholes

1 posted on 06/09/2013 2:37:53 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Laugh it up, fuzzball.


2 posted on 06/09/2013 2:41:34 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: nickcarraway
Let The Wookie win.
4 posted on 06/09/2013 2:50:25 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can’t solve a problem with brute force, they’ll find a way to fix it with brute forc)
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To: nickcarraway

If it was really Chewbacca, he would have been armed with his bowcaster. I think the lightsaber was very suspicious. Obviously the agent was on his toes.../sarc


6 posted on 06/09/2013 2:54:23 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: nickcarraway

"Surely, you wouldn't begrudge an old man his walking stick"
I wouldn't put it past the TSA
7 posted on 06/09/2013 3:02:44 PM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: nickcarraway

I met him at Indianapolis one year in a pub...talked about Iraq and the War at the time - he really wanted to know what was going on over there...I believe it was 2007...gave me his card and got up for a photo with me...I remember him standing up and I though - geez this guy is a giant...then he place his hand on my shoulder and I felt like a 4 yr old boy next to grown adult...but one heck of a guy - his wife also...great people!


8 posted on 06/09/2013 3:27:51 PM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html - A real life experience book about the war in Iraq)
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9 posted on 06/09/2013 3:29:49 PM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html - A real life experience book about the war in Iraq)
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To: nickcarraway

The retards probably thought that the lightsaber was REAL. xD


10 posted on 06/09/2013 3:46:22 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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The retards probably thought that the lightsaber was REAL.

I'm betting the damned thieves just wanted to confiscate and keep it.

11 posted on 06/09/2013 3:52:18 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: BCW

Met him and the equally tall Darth Vador (not the voice, the guy walking around) at Dragon Con one year. Very cool and nice people.


12 posted on 06/09/2013 4:00:36 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Wanderer99

How come he didn’t say, “This is not the passenger you want to hansse.”


13 posted on 06/09/2013 4:02:56 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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"Surely, you wouldn't begrudge an old man his walking stick"

Yes, the TSA will, I had to buy a telescoping walking stick to put in checked luggage.

14 posted on 06/09/2013 4:12:14 PM PDT by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: BCW

Gracious! Harrison Ford is 6’4”! Looks itty bitty next to this guy.


15 posted on 06/09/2013 4:27:44 PM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: nickcarraway
I think this story is BS. After thoroughly checking all airlines operating out of Denver, there are none that serve Kashyyk.

I even checked for Mos Eisley.

16 posted on 06/09/2013 4:38:52 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: autumnraine
At 6'6", David Prowse (Darth Vader) is 8 inches shorter than the 7'2" Peter Mayhew. David Prowse won the British heavyweight weightlifting title, competed in Mr Universe, and trained Christopher Reeve for Superman. IMDB David Prowse bio
17 posted on 06/09/2013 5:03:32 PM PDT by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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i met prowse when i was 9 or 10, he was doing a promo at my dad’s penneys store - 1979 - i saw him out of costume, not exactly sure who he was, but later when he came out from the offices in back in costume, eyes got reeeeeeal big and everyone - kids, adults, got real quiet.


18 posted on 06/09/2013 5:45:11 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: nickcarraway

I wonder how long it took them to HANDLE the stick and realize it wasn’t a working laser? Hmmm- coherent light you can lean on? A lightsaber you can touch that doesn’t slice through you? This took HOW long to identify as a CANE? Or is it that all canes are potential weapons? Too bad the semi-crippled Mayhew didn’t open a can of whoop-ass on’em with his ‘lightsaber’. They put the MO in Moron.


19 posted on 06/09/2013 5:46:31 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.Do what)
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To: nickcarraway; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
TSA = They'll Steal Anything.

[Thanks to Gefn for the heads-up!]


20 posted on 06/10/2013 10:05:26 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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