LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Chewbacca impersonator was arrested after being accused of head-butting a Hollywood tour guide who warned the furry brown Wookiee about harassing two Japanese tourists, police said on Saturday.
“Nobody tells this Wookiee what to do,” the street performer who dresses up as Chewie from the “Star Wars” movies said before slamming his head into the guide’s forehead, the Los Angeles Times newspaper reported.
The 6-foot, 5-inch-(1.96-meter-) tall 44-year-old man was charged on Friday with misdemeanor battery and later released on $20,000 bail, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
“Superman” and other movie and cartoon impersonators were reported to be witnesses to the aggression in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater amid concern that such behavior could endanger their livelihoods.
Street performers at the world-famous cinema collect tips from tourists by posing for photos, but some are known to turn hostile if they don’t get money.
Two years ago, Mr. Incredible, Elmo the Muppet and the dark-hooded character from the movie “Scream” were arrested for “aggressive begging,” the L.A. Times reported.