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Obiwan Kenobi Busted
Wheeljack35 - April 30, 2012

The Police Force Is With Him.....

A California man who legally changed his name to “Obiwan Kenobi” was released from jail after spending five days in custody following his arrest on a hit-and-run count.

Kenobi, 37, has been charged with leaving the scene of a five-car accident last month. According to the cops, Kenobi’s reckless driving started the chain-reaction collision.

After investigating the March 19 accident, the Roseville Police Department busted Kenobi Saturday on a felony hit-and-run charge and booked him into the Placer County jail. At the time of his arrest, Kenobi was wanted on an outstanding warrant charging him with misdemeanor petty theft.

Kenobi was released from custody yesterday and placed “on electronic monitoring,” according to a spokesperson for the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.

Formerly known as Benjamin Cale Feit, Kenobi changed his name in 1999 in response to a radio stunt tied to the release of “Stars Wars: Episode I.” A California station offered $1000 to the first listener to legally change their name to that of the Jedi master.

Kenobi was due to appear April 30 for a status conference in Placer County


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1:26 am

Oh no...that's not what I meant. It's one thing to have a given name from birth, but it's another thing entirely when fanatics decide to legally change their name to fictional characters they're into, like that one guy that had his name legally changed to Optimus Prime. I think it... read more 
Doom Saber
11:14 am

[quote name='Devilbat' timestamp='1335868144' post='16757509'] Oh my...he should have saved the $1,000.00 for bail money or legal fees. (lol) And I think I'd be changing that name back. Being named after ficional characters is like having a tatoo you might regret ge... read more 
10:29 am

Oh my...he should have saved the $1,000.00 for bail money or legal fees. (lol) And I think I'd be changing that name back. Being named after ficional characters is like having a tattoo you might regret getting's a great conversational piece and it may be cool, that is until... read more 
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