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02-03-2007, 05:40 PM

LOS ANGELES (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 (http://search.breitbart.com/q?s=Grauman%27s+Chinese+Theatre&sid=breitbart.com) in Hollywood.

Frederick Evan Young, 44, of Los Angeles (http://search.breitbart.com/q?s=%22Los+Angeles%22&sid=breitbart.com) was booked Thursday for investigation of misdemeanor battery (http://search.breitbart.com/q?s=battery&sid=breitbart.com), police Lt. Paul Vernon (http://search.breitbart.com/q?s=vernon&sid=breitbart.com) 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.

Security guards (http://search.breitbart.com/q?s=%22Security+guards%22&sid=breitbart.com) 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 (http://search.breitbart.com/q?s=%22Los+Angeles+Times%22&sid=breitbart.com) 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.Only in Hollywood.

02-03-2007, 06:29 PM
Only in Hollywood.

Well, I hope Han Solo has bail money.

02-03-2007, 06:44 PM
Well, I hope Han Solo has bail money.


Green Ranger
02-03-2007, 09:36 PM
chewbacca was quoted after the arrest defending himself...


...apparently the police didnt listen

02-03-2007, 10:55 PM
It would have been sweet if Chewy hopped in the Millennium Falcon. Maybe have Solo in the back and driving down the 205 Interstare in L.A. in a slow police chase that ends at Chewy's house in the night time hours.