Chewbacca wanted by police

It’s a sad day for STAR WARS fans as everybody’s favorite wookiee finds himself on the lam from the law.

That’s right: Chewbacca is wanted by the police – for molesting Marilyn Monroe.

Well, actually it was a Chewbacca impersonator, wanted for molesting a Marilyn look-alike:

The Chewbacca impersonator was wanted on suspicion of grabbing the Monroe impersonator’s hand and placing it on his groin about four weeks ago, said Sgt. David Torres, spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood division.

Apparently, Marilyn let the first incident pass, but she called the police today after a second incident occurred. According to an article in the Daily News, the “brown, hairy Wookiee fled just as police arrived at about 12:30pm on Hollywood and Highland Boulevards.”

Thought not necessarily an everyday event, similar incidents have happened in the past. Lots of celebrity look-alikes beat the sidewalks in that area of Hollywood (as you can see from the photo below). Grauman’s Chinese Theatre attracts lots of tourists, especially in the summer, and apparently there is some competition for their attention. Two or three years ago, someone in a Freddy Kruger costume was accused of cutting a competitor during an argument. I guess sidewalk space is at a premium.


Costumed characters proliferate on Hollywood Blvd.