Chewbacca’s cane almost confiscated by TSA

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Who doesn’t have a horror story about the TSA?

Peter Mayhew, the 7-foot, 2-inch actor who played Chewbacca in Star Wars, is thanking Twitter for dealing with the Denver airport’s TSA agents. Chewie says that agents tried to take away his light saber-shaped cane because it could be used as a weapon.

His friend snapped a picture and said that he would post the incident on Twitter. According to Peter, that’s when the TSA cleared him and his cane.

However, the TSA says that a security officer had to alert a supervisor for Peter to be cleared and social media had nothing to do with that decision.