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Man Named Luke Sky Walker Turns To The Dark Side, Is Wanted In Tennessee For Alleged Theft

"The sequel that nobody asked for & no one wants to see. #LarcenousLuke #TheSheriffStrikesBack," Star Wars legend Mark Hamill tweeted of his iconic character's woebegone namesake.

By Eric Shorey

Police in Tennessee are now hunting for a man named after the most famous warrior from a galaxy far, far away.

A 22-year-old whose legal name is Luke Sky Walker is being hunted on suspicion theft of property over $1,000, according to News Channel 9 of Chattanooga, Tennessee. What, specifically, Walker allegedly pilfered to land him in trouble with law enforcement remains unclear.

When announcing the warrant for Walker's arrest, the Carter County Tennessee Sheriff's Office jokingly noted that Walker was not "armed with a light saber, flying an X-Wing, [or] missing a hand."

Walker had previously been arrested for violating probation following similar charges after stealing 46 road signs with three associates in Carter County in 2017, according to WCYB of Tri-Cities, Tennessee. The signs, valued at approximately $2,300, were found by police in the back of Walker's vehicle during a traffic stop.

At the time, Mark Hamill, who plays the legendary Jedi of the same name in the "Star Wars" franchise, weighed in on the matter on social media.

"The real crime here is Mr. & Mrs. Walker saddling this poor guy with that name in the first place. #MisbegottenMoniker," Hamill said on Twitter in December 2018. 

Luke Sky Walker

Hamill again weighed in on his namesake's alleged misdeeds this time around.

"The sequel that nobody asked for & no one wants to see. #LarcenousLuke #TheSheriffStrikesBack," he wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.

Newsweek notes that "Star Wars"-inspired names had become a trend once again following the release of "The Force Awakens" in 2015. By 2017 the Social Security Administration said that the fastest growing baby name for boys was Kylo — the moniker of the bratty dark overlord played by Adam Driver.

Anyone with more information on Walker's location is being urged to contact the Carter County Sheriff's Office.

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