Obiwan Kenobi Charged With Hit And Run In Roseville
Posted by Xeno on May 2, 2012
Obiwan Kenobi is accused of hit and run in California.
The police force is strong with this one.
A man named Obiwan Kenobi — like the Jedi knight who trained Luke Skywalker — was allegedly involved in a California hit and run last month, according to the Auburn Journal.
Police arrested Kenobi, 37, over the weekend, because he allegedly caused a 5-car collision in Rosevill and fled the scene in his Toyota, reported KSSW.
The wreck caused several injuries, according to media reports.
In 1999, Kenobi legally changed his name to win a prize, the Lincoln News Messenger said.
During the release of the “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” in 1999, a radio station offered a $1,000 prize to the first moviegoer who showed up proving that his name was Obiwan Kenobi.
Kenobi’s given name was Benjamin Cale Feit, but after spending $12 at a state office he emerged with the name of Sir Alec Guinness’s legendary character, though in “Star Wars” lore, “Obi-Wan” is spelled with a dash.
Obiwan is a name we won’t soon forget, but it’s no match for the arrest of Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop, a name we won’t soon be able to pronounce.