The actor who played Chewbacca in the “Star Wars” movies said he was detained by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at the Denver Airport over his cane, which looks like a lightsaber, it was reported. Peter Mayhew, who is 7-foot-2, tweeted out a photo of TSA officials holding the cane, according to Yahoo News. Mayhew, 69, said that officials would not let him through security. According to NBC News, Mayhew was returning to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport from the Denver Comic Con earlier this week The station reported that he sat in a wheelchair, pleading with TSA agents, explaining he needed the cane to walk. He sent out a bunch of tweets about the ordeal and says that only after he started getting the public’s attention did TSA decide that he was safe to fly — cane and all.
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