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TSA agents detain Star Wars actor over light-saber cane

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Posted at 5:39 PM, Jun 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-11 06:18:48-04

The man who played "Chewbacca" in the Star Wars movies had some problems getting onto his aircraft.

And it didn't happen in a galaxy far away, it was at the Denver Airport.

TSA agents, not imperial soldiers, took actor peter Mayhew's light-saber-shaped cane.

The seven-foot-two tall Mayhew is in a wheelchair and told the agents he needs the-one-of-a-kind cane to walk.

After he posted photos of the incident on Twitter, agents allowed him on the plane with the light saber cane.

After the ordeal, Mayhew said with the TSA, the magic words are not please and thank you, it’s Twitter.