Henry Wakley of Blacksburg, Virginia (go Hokies!) dresses as Darth Vader and picks up trash along the mile and a half of Route 460 he adopted through the Adopt-A-Highway program. Henry adopted the highway in the name of Darth Vader (pics of his signs after the jump) and can be seen roadside with his
lightsaber trash-picker gathering rubbish thrown out by anti-earth rebels.
"I like to get out here and dress up because it makes people smile driving by," Wakey said."The lack of cleanliness disrupts me."
Throughout the day, many drivers honked, waved or even stopped by to take a picture.He said it's a fun way to bring awareness to the environment.
"We need to end this destructive behavior to restore the galaxy," Wakley said.
He said someone alerted police that Batman was walking along the highway, but police quickly cleared up the confusion that it was actually Darth Vader cleaning up, using the Force for good, not evil.
Ahahahhahah, somebody thought he was Batman. That's the exact kind of person you want as an eyewitness when you commit a crime. It was, uh....that guy! "Sir that's a cutout of McGruff the Crime Dog." Oh yeah that's him alright, I'd bet my life on it.
Keep going for a couple shots of Darth Vader's highway signs.
Thanks to all my Virginia Tech friends for flooding my Facebook with this story.