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.
Magic words to TSA are not "please" or "thank you".. It's "Twitter".. cane released to go home.. pic.twitter.com/pb4r8g3DH7
— Peter Mayhew Foundation (@TheWookieeRoars) June 3, 2013