Monday, June 22, 2015

Tatooine Podrace Veteran Fails To Outrun Earth Cops

It appears that Star Wars actor Jake Lloyd has gone over to the Dark Side, at least where his driving is concerned.  From the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
A former child actor who starred in one of the "Star Wars" movie sequels faces charges after leading South Carolina deputies on a high-speed chase.
Colleton County Sheriff's deputies on Wednesday arrested a 26-year-old man they confirmed through a former talent agent was Jake Lloyd, who played a young Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 movie "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace," Sgt. Kyle Strickland said Sunday.
Lloyd, who identified himself as Jake Broadbent, allegedly hit speeds of more than 100 miles per hour, which is slow by podracer standards but well above most terrestrial speed limits.

Read more at the above link from RTD, and from The Independent and the Boston Herald.  As far as I know, there are no reports of Lloyd trying to force-choke the police officers or having a light saber in his vehicle.

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