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.

The youngster’s name unsurprisingly sparked hundreds of jokes on social media due to its resemblance to that of Star Wars character Luke Skywalker, who was played by Mark Hamill. 

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:

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.”


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.

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