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The TSA Tried To Take Away Chewbacca's Cane

Let the wookie win.

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Mayhew took to twitter to fight for his cane.

Giant man need giant cane.. small cane snap like toothpick.... besides.. my light saber cane is just cool.. I would miss it..

Peter Mayhew

@TheWookieeRoars

Giant man need giant cane.. small cane snap like toothpick.... besides.. my light saber cane is just cool.. I would miss it..

Twitter responded widely in Mayhew's favor.

LET THE WOOKIEE ON THE PLANE! Chewbacca Actor's Lightsaber Cane Causes TSA Trouble http://t.co/ZHlT9P9sDX #StarWars cc: @TheWookieeRoars

Bonnie Burton

@bonniegrrl

LET THE WOOKIEE ON THE PLANE! Chewbacca Actor's Lightsaber Cane Causes TSA Trouble http://t.co/ZHlT9P9sDX #StarWars cc: @TheWookieeRoars

Peter Mayhew @TheWookieeRoars was stopped by TSA cause he had a lightsaber. I guess it is a weapon after all, which means Star Wars is real

Mila Shah

@milapajamas

Peter Mayhew @TheWookieeRoars was stopped by TSA cause he had a lightsaber. I guess it is a weapon after all, which means Star Wars is real

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But Mayhew thinks it was the outrage on Twitter that got him his Jedi weapon back.

Magic words to TSA are not "please" or "thank you".. It's "Twitter".. cane released to go home..

Peter Mayhew

@TheWookieeRoars

Magic words to TSA are not "please" or "thank you".. It's "Twitter".. cane released to go home..

And Mayhew classily thanked American Airlines and continued to troll TSA:

In Dallas. Thank you to @AmericanAir for checking on me. Problem was all @TSA. I'm a million-miler on American and they are a class act.

Peter Mayhew

@TheWookieeRoars

In Dallas. Thank you to @AmericanAir for checking on me. Problem was all @TSA. I'm a million-miler on American and they are a class act.

And TSA learned a valuable lesson.

@TheWookieeRoars @TSA Just learned Star Wars lesson #1: "Let the Wookie Win".

Ray Sanders

@DearAstronomer

@TheWookieeRoars @TSA Just learned Star Wars lesson #1: "Let the Wookie Win".

Contact Benny Johnson at benny.johnson+DONE@buzzfeed.com.

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