‘Luke Sky Walker’ Arrested In Tennessee For Allegedly Stealing Road Signs, Mark Hamill & Twitter Users Respond
A man named “Luke Sky Walker” was arrested in Elizabethton, Tennessee on Monday after he reportedly violated his probation for felony theft.
The 21-year-old was arrested for allegedly stealing more than 40 road signs in April 2017, according to the Elizabethton Star. The newspaper reported that the signs were worth approximately $2,300.
Some Twitter users noted that Sky Walker even looks slightly like the young Jedi master.
Jokes about the police department being on “the dark side” rapidly took social media by storm:
— WJHL (@WJHL11) November 30, 2018
I never knew the Elizabeth Police dept was the dark side.
— Chris (@Chelm00) December 1, 2018
Dude’s tarnishing a legend name. The force is definitely NOT with him! 😡😠
— Marina Dean (@Marina_doeslife) December 1, 2018
“This isn’t the Skywalker you are looking for…” “Step out of the vehicle.”
— Hire Me Onion (@HireMe2Onion) December 2, 2018
Looks like he is a little to short to be a stormtrooper too! 😉
— Matt Pearson (@mattpearson77) December 1, 2018
Hamill himself also responded by saying the true crime in this case was committed by the man’s parents for giving him that name “in the first place.” The actor added the hashtags “#MisbegottenMoniker” and “#AlsoTooShortForAStormtrooper.”
I can only hope that somewhere in this world is a family with the surname “Cup” and that they named their kid Han Solo
— Bad Dad Advice (@BadDadLogic) December 2, 2018
What are the odds of having a name like this? Clearly, not very high.
Hamill recently reprised his role as Luke Skywalker in 2017’s Star Wars: Episode VIII- The Last Jedi, which was a box office and critical hit, despite die-hard fans of the original franchise being very torn about it.