'Stars Wars' Actor Behind Bars After Allegedly Leading Cops on Wild Car Chase
A child actor from Star Wars is behind bars for leading police on a wild car chase.
Jake Lloyd, who played the young Anakin Skywalker 16 years ago, reportedly hit speeds of 100 miles per hour as he evaded police and even drove off-road and into a wooded area before coming to a stop.
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It happened in Charleston, South Carolina, a city overcome by grief in the wake of last week's church massacre.
Now 26 years old, Lloyd was arrested for driving without a license, reckless driving, failure to stop, and resisting arrest. Police said he also gave them a fake name, changing his last name to "Broadbent!"
In 1999, 11-year-old Lloyd landed the coveted role of Anakin Skywalker, the future Darth Vader in The Phantom Menace. His performance was widely panned by Star Wars fans.
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Lloyd would come to regret his role in the Star Wars epic. He said it made his life a "living hell," and he was bullied in school.
Over the years, Lloyd made personal appearances at Star Wars conventions, but quit acting and ended up in South Carolina - and in trouble.
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