Peter Mayhew tweed this photo after he was stopped at an airport in Denver.
Peter Mayhew tweed this photo after he was stopped at an airport in Denver. twitter.com/TheWookieRoars

Chewbacca stopped at airport for lightsaber

STAR Wars' Chewbacca found the farce was with him - when airport staff feared his lightsaber-style walking stick was a weapon.

Brit Peter Mayhew, 69, had the cane seized as he flew home from a sci-fi convention.

The 7ft 2in actor - who needs it to walk - posted snaps online of him looking Sith-ed off as jobsworth security men examined it closely.

He laid bare his frustration as he tweeted: "Won't allow me through the airport with me cane! Giant man need giant cane. Small cane snap like toothpick. Besides, my lightsaber is just cool. I'd miss it."

US Transportation Security Adminstration staff at Denver Airport finally realised it was a Phantom Menace and let him board as he headed to his home in Boyd, Texas.

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