A Chewbacca impersonator is accused of sexually assaulting a Marilyn Monroe impersonator in front of the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood in June. The wookie then reportedly evaded arrest, police said.
According to an officer with the LAPD, Chewbacca allegedly took the platinum-coiffed actress's hand and placed it on his private parts as the characters performed for tips from tourists.
The sidewalk in front of the Kodak Theater, which is part of the Hollywood at Highland complex, is often crowded with characters that pose for tourist cameras and tips. On occasion, police have been sent to the complex to separate feuding actors.
Earlier in the year, police arrested an actor in a Chewbacca costume after a tour guide told him to stop harassing a pair of Japanese tourists. Police are unsure if the same wookie is involved in Sunday’s assault.
The premiere of the new "Harry Potter" movie was under way during the alleged altercation, Los Angeles police Sgt. David Torres said.
Chewbacca, whose real name was not available, fled before police arrived, Torres said.
However, Torres is sure the hairy assailant would be caught soon.
"He's always there (at the theater)," he said.