Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, was on his way home to Texas from the Denver Comic Con when TSA wouldn’t let the 7-foot 2-inch actor through airport security with his lightsaber-styled cane. Mayhew sat down in a wheelchair and tweeted a complaint to his 20,000+ followers.
“Giant man need giant cane… small cane snap like toothpick… besides… my light saber cane is just cool… I would miss it…”
Only after he posted several pictures of the incident on his official Twitter account @thewookieroars did agents relent and pass him through with his cane.
[Thanks to Craig Miller for the story.]