Man Dressed As Chewbacca Banned From Thredbo After Alleged Snowboard Bashing

When you woke up this morning, you probably didn’t think you would read that a man dressed as Chewbacca from Star Wars has been charged after bashing a Thredbo employee with a snowboard, but here we are.

Police said that a 51-year-old man dressed as Chewie hit a 55-year-old man multiple times with a snowboard at Alpine Way resort, leaving him with injuries to his face and teeth.

In a post on social media, Chewie reportedly claimed that he had been banned from Thredbo by a staff member for riding around in the Chewbacca costume. i dropped him, he lost consciousness and some teeth. Coped (sic) a head but to the bridge of the nose and have been having some difficulty with balance. Been ordered not to have any contact with Thredbo staff (even if i know them) about what happened and must stay 15klm away from Thredbo.

The man was arrested and charged with using an offensive weapon to commit an indictable offence. He has been granted bail and will appear in court to face the charges next month.