Jake Lloyd Podracing Jokes Go Viral After Car Chase Arrest
Former child actor Jake Lloyd was arrested this weekend following a high-speed car chase and people all over social media are making podracing jokes now.
The 26-year-old actor, who played the role of young Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, famously raced pods in the movie.
Jake was arrested this weekend in Charleston, South Carolina after cops chased him throughout multiple counties. The chase ended when Jake‘s car veered off the road and crashed through a fence into a wooded area.
Read some of the tweets below.
Be sensitive of Jake Lloyd's arrest. His PTSD from Phantom Menace clearly triggered pod racing flashbacks.
— Kylo Ren (@heymalone) June 21, 2015
Click inside to read more pod-racing jokes about Jake Lloyd’s arrest…
So apparently Anakin Skywalker just tried to pod race through Charleston… I guess he doesn't have Jedi reflexes… http://t.co/q7MNoIsAGd
— Jay Shadix (@JayShadix) June 21, 2015
Ouuuuuu shit, Jake Lloyd aka Anakin Skywalker is arrested after a car chase. Pod races just became a real thing, he knows the thrill
— The Lanky Soldier (@TheLankySoldier) June 21, 2015
Apparently Jake Lloyd thought he was still racing pod racers.
— Jason Thomas (@THEJasonThomas) June 21, 2015
Jake Lloyd trying to relive his pod-racing glory days.
— Math UK (@Math_UK) June 21, 2015
Jake Lloyd hated being Young Anakin, yet apparently he still enjoys pod racing. https://t.co/AN6rmHGBkz
— Ryan W. Mead (@rwmead) June 21, 2015
Jake Lloyd thought he was pod racing in the Outer Rim http://t.co/3iiOjzVEYP
— Edward Velasquez (@Apollos_1824) June 21, 2015
Jake Lloyd: Now THIS is podracing! Police Officer: Nope, it's a DUI now get out of the car
— CruzFlores (@GoldenAgeCruz) June 21, 2015
I wonder if Jake Lloyd knew how many podracing jokes there would be if he got arrested for reckless driving… maybe this is what he wanted.
— KT Kasarda (@deejaykfm) June 21, 2015