Chewbacca’ Arrested At Polls On Election Day In Ukraine


Fugitive Wookiee smuggler and starship mechanic Chewbacca — or at least someone dressed like the famously hirsute “Star Wars” character — was arrested Sunday by Ukrainian police and fined the equivalent of $8 for violating local election laws, police said.

“Chewbacca” was bagged at a polling station in Odessa in violation of Ukraine’s law against public campaigning on election day, United Press International reported from Odessa.

He was there to support “Darth Vader,” a Sith lord candidate for mayor running as a member of the Ukraine Internet Party, which is known for its lighthearted take on the country’s election process.

Police described the incident as “nothing unusual” in a post on Instagram.


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