Young Anakin Skywalker arrested following high speed chase

Jake Lloyd

Jake Lloyd when he played Anakin Skywalker in “The Phantom Menace.”

Yes, the title of this post is misleading because young Anakin Skywalker isn’t all that young anymore. He’s actually 26 now.

Jake Lloyd, who played Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, decided to recreate the pod racing scene from the movie last Wednesday. Instead of a pod, though, Jake used his car. Even more unfortunate, and scary, is that he decided to do this on the roads in Charleston, South Carolina.

As of right now, police don’t know why Lloyd was driving recklessly, which is what originally brought him to the attention of police, or why he chose to speed away and lead them on a 100 MPH chase. It all ended when Lloyd drove off-road and wrecked his car. Not exactly the win he managed to get in his famous 1999 pod race.

And in case you were wondering, like I was, this happened around 2 PM that day, a few hours before the city was plunged into agonizing grief.

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