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'Star Wars' Legend Mark Hamill Tweets About The Arrest Of The Real-Life Luke Sky Walker

A Tennessee man named Luke Sky Walker was arrested for a parole violation this week, much to the amusement of the more famous Luke Skywalker, actor Mark Hamill. 

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

When a man named Luke Sky Walker was arrested this week, it was only right for the real Luke Skywalker, actor Mark Hamill, to offer his commentary on the strange news.

The more criminal-minded Walker, a 21-year-old man, was jailed in Tennessee on Thursday after violating the parole he’d been placed on as a result of a felony theft charge, according to WCMH, an NBC affiliate out of Ohio. After his arrest, he was held without bond at the Carter County jail, Fox News reports.

From one man’s misfortune came another man’s hugely popular tweet, however. After coming across the story on social media this week, Hamill, known for his iconic role as Luke Skywalker in the “Star Wars” films, couldn’t resist sharing his two cents by retweeting an article on the arrest and cracking a few jokes at Walker’s expense.

“The real crime here is Mr. & Mrs. Walker saddling this poor guy with that name in the first place,” he wrote, adding the hashtag, “MisbegottenMoniker.” He also poked fun at Walker’s height as seen in his booking photo with the hashtag, “AlsoTooShortForAStormtrooper.”

Hamill’s tweet had garnered more than 15 thousand likes and had been retweeted thousands of times as of Tuesday.

Walker — the one from Tennessee, not Tatooine — was one of four people who were arrested last April and hit with felony charges for stealing more than 40 road signs, estimated to have a combined monetary value of $2,300, according to local newspaper the Elizabethan Star.

If only the force had been with him.

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