Meanwhile In Ukraine: Chewbacca Arrested While Driving Election Candidate Darth Vader To The Polls

October 27, 2015


Chewbacca was recently arrested in Odessa, Ukraine, while driving local election candidate Darth Vader to the polls. Chewie was fined 170 hryvnia (£5, ~$8 -- HEFTY) for disrupting the polls and being unable to produce identification, even though that is very clearly Chewbacca. What, have Ukrainian police never seen Star Wars before? That sounds like an even more serious crime.

A statement posted on the official Instagram account of the Ukrainian police read: "Nothing unusual here, just Chewbacca detained for being without documents while driving Darth Vader to the elections in Odessa. The Sith Lord has already claimed this was illegal as Chewbacca is his pet and general servant and thus does not require documents."

Police had earlier dragged "Chewbacca" from a polling station and put him in a van after accusing him of disrupting proceedings. The person in the costume said he had been there to support Darth Vader, who was attempting to vote.

Darth Vaders have been frequent candidates at Ukrainian elections, with a reported 16 of them taking part in last year's parliamentary vote. The Vaders, many of whom have changed their names legally, usually campaign in full costume.

Ahahahahhahahahahha -- there were SIXTEEN Darth Vaders in last year's parliamentary election?! I'm glad to see Ukraine taking their politics seriously and haven't crumbled into the dog and pony shit-show we have here in the U.S. "You know Chewie does kind of look like Donald Trump." Somehow, I knew you were going to say that. Also, that you love me. Well? I'M WAITING.

Keep going for one more shot of Chewie appearing in court looking like he had 12 drinks too many at Mos Eisley last night.


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