According to the New York Post, Luke Sky Walker, 21, was arrested Thursday by police in Elizabethton, Tennessee, for a probation violation in connection with a felony theft charge.
The real Luke Skywalker, AKA Mark Hamill, chimed in on Twitter saying “the real crime here is Mr. and Mrs. Walker saddling this poor guy with that name in the first place,” while also mocking his height with a classic Star Wars reference about him being too short to be a storm trooper.
You can cue up the infinite amount of Star Wars jokes and how he “didn’t have the force with him,” but I have to say I’m not even mad at the guy. Young Luke here was doomed from the start, with a name that he’d never be able to live up to. He kind of has the same haircut as Luke, but that wasn’t enough to keep him from cracking under the pressure of trying to live a life worthy of his name and ultimately falling to the Dark Side.