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

Source thesmokinggun.com



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Devilbat - 2012-05-02 @ 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's ridiculous, to be quite honest. As a matter of fact, it's almost a slap in the face to one's parents when they do that, like "The name you guys gave me isn't cool enough, so I'm gonna change it. Never mind the fact it's been a part of who I am for most of my life." It's just a little extreme if you ask me.

Doom Saber - 2012-05-01 @ 11:14 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 tatoo you might regret getting someday...it's a great conversational piece and it may be cool, that is until you get tired of it or outgrow it. Then it's embarassing. (lol) Changing your name back would be a whole lot less painful though, from what I hear. Y'know, a few years ago I was actually tempted to get either a small Autobot tatoo on my upper right arm, just above the bicep, or the little red symbol that's on Luke's X-Wing helmet. I never could go through with it though. I rmain tatoo-free to this day, but they can look very cool.

I disagree - I am named after a fictional person (my parents had my brother named me). The name calling stopped around third or fourth grade. True that I recently went by a bizarre nickname, but that is because I missed the attention my name would give.

Devilbat - 2012-05-01 @ 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 someday...it's a great conversational piece and it may be cool, that is until you get tired of it or outgrow it. Then it's embarassing. (lol) Changing your name back would be a whole lot less painful though, from what I hear. Y'know, a few years ago I was actually tempted to get either a small Autobot tattoo on my upper right arm, just above the bicep, or the little red symbol that's on Luke's X-Wing helmet. I never could go through with it though. I remain tattoo-free to this day, but they can look very cool.

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