Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca Actor, Stopped by TSA for Lightsaber Cane

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Note to all air travelers: lightsabers are apparently a no-no.

Even if those lightsabers aren't real (I mean, there's no such thing as a real light saber .......... or is there?? There's not.).

Last week, Peter Mayhew, the actor who donned the Chewbacca suit in the Star Wars movies, was stopped by TSA at the Denver airport, and had his cane - which is shaped like a lightsaber - confiscated.

Chewbacca Actor Lightsaber Cane

As most celebrities are wont to do these days, Mayhew took to Twitter, saying "@AmericanAir won't lalow [sic] me through the airport with me cane! Can I get a retweet?"

He later corrected that it was not American Airlines, but TSA that was responsible.

The actor, who was in Denver to attend the city's Comic Con, was eventually given his cane back because of the response from his Twitter followers.

"Magic words to TSA are not 'please' or 'thank you'.. It's 'Twitter,'" Mayhew later tweeted, adding "Giant man need giant cane.. small cane snap like toothpick...."

"Besides.. my light saber cane is just cool.. I would miss it.."

Chewie would be proud.

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