'Chewbacca' arrested as he drives 'Darth Vader' to Ukrainian polling station

Transfer of loyalties aside, Chewie was arrested after not showing police appropriate documentation

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Chewbacca may have pretended to be a prisoner on occasion but this arrest appeared quite real.

A man dressed as the famous Wookie, chauffeuring a mayoral candidate running as Darth Vader, was arrested in Ukraine after refusing to show documentation to police.

The Sith Lord's ambitions for power have taken a much more local focus, as he is currently standing to become mayor of Odessa.

Upon arrival at the polling station 'Chewie' was unable to bypass police, who were reportedly enacting the law that prohibits candidates' canvassing on the day of voting.

It took four officers to bring the Wookie to justice, forcing him onto the bonnet of a police van.

The Daily Dot reported that the pair are part of the country's Internet Party, whose mayoral candidate is legally named Darth Vader.

Chewbacca was then transferred to court, where RT reported he was fined a sum equivalent to around £5 that he was unable to pay, claiming "his funds are in an intergalactic bank that has no branches on this planet."

After the arrest, Darth Vader was later prevented from voting as allegedly his name did not appear on the electoral list.

Ukraine: 'Darth Vader' prevented from voting

Some 350,000 candidates are currently running for election in Odessa as 168,450 positions as local mayors, deputies and council members are being competed for.

The votes are expected to be counted by 4th November with the results announced in a few days time.