Jake Lloyd, the actor who as a child portrayed the young Anakin Skywalker in ‘Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace”, was arrested last week after forcing police into a Hollywoodesque police chase.
26 year old Lloyd, who was booked under the name “Jake Broadbent”, was taken into custody after evading South Carolina police with speeds over 100 mph, before finally crashing through a fence and into a stand of trees off Interstate 95. Colleton County Sheriff’s Sgt. Kyle Strickland stated Sunday that deputies on Wednesday arrested a 26-year-old man they confirmed through a former talent agent was actor Jake Lloyd.
The incident reportedly started as a normal attempted-traffic stop, with Lloyd eventually being charged with failure to stop, resisting arrest and driving without a license. Insert your own Pod Race joke here.