Peter Mayhew, best known as the actor who plays Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, was stopped by TSA agents at Denver International Airport for having a lightsaber cane.

Mayhew before he boarded his flight to Dallas because they wanted to inspect his cane. It prompted
Mayhew to tweet about the incident.

Mayhew was eventually let on the flight. More on this from The Associated Press:

Many subsequent media reports made it seem as though security officials buckled to pressure from Chewie’s fans in allowing the actor to board the flight to Dallas with the cane, but officials say that characterization is inaccurate.

“Because of the unusual weight of the passenger’s cane, a security officer alerted a supervisor. Less than five minutes later the passenger and cane were cleared to travel. Social media played no role in the determination,” the TSA said in a brief statement released to The Associated Press on Saturday.

Note to TSA agents: It's not wise to upset a Wookiee!

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