Obiwan Kenobi Arrested For Felony Hit And Run

    May 1, 2012
    Amanda Crum

If you’re going to legally change your name to that of a fictional Star Wars character for a radio station contest, you should probably make your fifteen minutes of fame really, really boss. Like, saving a child from a burning building boss. Apparently Benjamin Kale Feit thinks differently, as he’s using his time in the spotlight to wreak havoc on the streets of California.

To save on confusion, I’ll just refer to him by his legal name. Kenobi was arrested on a hit-and-run charge last week that involved at least five cars, which became a felony charge after police discovered he already had a warrant out for a misdemeanor petty theft. He spent five nights in jail and had a court date set for yesterday; no news yet on the judgement handed down, or how many times the judge had to stifle laughter when he read Kenobi’s name out loud.

The name change was part of a 1999 radio contest for “Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace” and won Kenobi a cool $1,000. Too bad he can’t perform a Jedi mind trick to make all this bad press go away.

so this jedi has gone bad. ==> Obiwan Kenobi arrested on charge of hit-and-run | The Sideshow – Yahoo! News 1 hour ago via Tweet Button ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

RT @pourmecoffee: “Obiwan Kenobi arrested for hit and run” Totally should have said “I am not the suspect you seek…”(image) 1 hour ago via HootSuite ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

How dare he defile the Jedi’s 1 hour ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

This is not the criminal you’re looking for. Haha! – Obiwan Kenobi Arrested, Charged With Hit & Run – @Kotaku 21 minutes ago via Tweet Button ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto


Amanda Crum
Amanda Crum is a writer and artist from Kentucky. She's a fan of Edward Gorey, Hunter S. Thompson, and horror movies. You can follow her on Google:+Amanda Crum