The city has been working to control the number of unofficial characters that prance in front of Sid Garuman's altar to excess, but not before ol' Chewie decided to butt in. Literally.
The LA Times reports that one street performer, 44 year old Frederick Evan Young dressed as the Star Wars wookie head-butted a tourguide.
The Star Line Tours guide, Brian Sapir, said in an interview today that the Chewbacca character was harassing two young Japanese tourists when he told him to stop. "You could see him exploding in his mask," Sapir said. "He said, 'Nobody tells this wookie what to do."So we guess the man of steel was too much of a pussy to break up the altercation... but can you imagine what that scene must have looked like? If there was a scene like this in a movie we all would be laughing that its too unrealistic.
Young then threw his mask off and head-butted him, Sapir added.
A police source said that a performer dressed as Superman witnessed the assault and was interviewed by police. He was not identified.
Leave it to Hollywood to provide something larger than life.
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