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Chewbacca arrested in Ukraine after campaigning for Darth Vader

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ODESSA, UKRAINE -- Better call Han Solo.  It seems that Chewbacca has been arrested.  Sorta.  A man dressed like the popular Wookie from the Star Wars series of movies was taken away by police in Odessa, Ukraine recently.

The man was apparently illegally campaigning during municipal elections.  He wouldn't leave the area, so police arrested him.  Reports from media in Ukraine indicate the man resisted arrest and refused to show his ID to police.

Chewbacca was fined the equivalent of $7.50. But he told the media he was unable to pay "as his funds are in an intergalactic bank that has no branches on this planet."

Chewy was campaigning for a man running for mayor in Odessa who changed his name to Darth Vader.  He's a member of the country's Internet Party.

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