Anakin Skywalker Had A Police Chase

“You think I’m bad? Wait until you see the douche in the next movie. Holy shit.”

In case you haven’t seen 100 memes about it over the weekend, Jake Lloyd – the first young Anakin Skywalker who gets a ton of shit for The Phantom Menance despite being an 8-year-old who was just doing everything George Lucas told him to do right down to the dialogue – was arrested in Charleston, SC after leading police on a car chase before plowing into some trees. TMZ reports:

Deputies say Jake began passing cars on the double yellow line and began driving recklessly, at high speeds.
Cops say eventually Jake lost control of his car, which ran off the road, through a fence and into a wooded area where it struck several trees.
The 26-year-old who also starred in “Jingle All the Way” was arrested for reckless driving, failure to stop, resisting arrest and driving without a license.

Of course, there have been plenty of jokes about Jake Lloyd not getting shot by cops because he’s white, but at the end of the day, this is a troubled kid who was molested by Jar Jar Binks, and that’s not something to joke about. He can still feel the CGI, racist caricature hands at night. Drive away, Ani! Drive away!

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