Chewbacca’s cane almost confiscated by TSA
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.