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[OT News] Anakin Sywalker arrested for driving offences [message #293024] Tue, 23 June 2015 00:06
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It looks like naughty little Ani was practicing his podracing on public
roads. Or just another Hollyweird ex-child star goes bad / nutso. From
today's New Zealand Herald newspaper (23 June, 2015) ...

The force catches up with Anakin as an adult
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A former child actor who starred in one of the Star Wars
movie sequels [sic] faces charges after leading South
Carolina deputies on a high-speed chase.

Colleton County Sherriff's deputies last week arrested a
26-year-old man they confirmed through a former talent
agent was Jake Lloyd, who played a young Anakin Skywalker
in the 1999 movie 'Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom
Menace', Sergeant Kyle Strickland said yesterday.

The man gave his name as Jake Broadbent, Sergeant
Strickland said. But the man's birthdate matched the
actor's listed by movie database IMDB.com and his
hometown of Fort Collins, Colorado.

The man was charged with failing to stop for officers
and reckless driving after hitting speeds in excess of
160km/h, Sergeant Strickland said.

Deputies in coastal Charleston County initially tried to
stop the fleeing vehicle on Wednesday afternoon, local
time, but stopped the chase after the man drove into
neighbouring Colleton County. The chase lasted for more
than 40km before Lloyd drove off Interstate 95, ploughed
through a fence, and continued speeding along a parallel
frontage road, authorities said. The road ended at a dead
end, but the vehicle kept going into a wooded area before
it hit several small trees and stopped.

The man had not posted bond and remained in jail
yesterday, Sergeant Strickland said.

Lloyd said in a 2012 interview that the role he performed
when he was 10 years old had made his youth hellish
because he was bullied by other children.

His last acting credit was in 2005, according to IMDB.com.
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