It’s a Christmas crime wave! Alas, unlike the ‘Jedi’ in Oregon, the West Palm Beach ‘Chewbacca’ was packing some actual firepower: He fired several shots over the roof of a vehicle, and is believed to be part of a gang “seeking retaliation for a drug rip off.”
West Palm Beach Police were dispatched to the 1300 block of 11th Street to reports of a shooting on Nov. 30. They later learned from the woman who witnessed the shooting that a man wearing a Chewbacca mask, along with 19-year-old Jodeci Lamar Window and 21-year-old Mario D. Johnson, had driven up to the home and began firing.
Just like in the Star Wars movies, Chewbacca played the role of sidekick in the West Palm Beach shooting, while sitting in the front passenger seat of the car. The woman identified Window as the driver and Johnson as the backseat passenger, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Both of Chewbacca’s pals have been arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The Wookiee is still at large.