'Chewbacca' set to face court for alleged bashing at Thredbo resort

A snowboarder dressed as Chewbacca has been charged with bashing a ski resort worker at the New South Wales snowfields.

Police say the 51-year-old was dressed as the furry Star Wars character when he allegedly hit a staff member with a snowboard multiple times at the Alpine Way resort in Thredbo 10am on Saturday.

The 55-year-old victim suffered “facial and dental injuries”.

“Chewbacca” was arrested and charged with using an offensive weapon to commit an indictable offence.

The man claims he was banned from skiing in the costume. Source: Facebook
The man claims he was banned from skiing in the costume. Source: Facebook

On social media the man said a staff member at Thredbo had banned him from riding in the costume so he “dropped him”.

“He lost consciousness and some teeth,” the man said.

“[I] coped (sic) a headbutt to the bridge of the nose and have been having some difficulty with balance.”

“Chewie” said he has been instructed not to have any further contact with Thredbo staff.

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'Chewie' will face court next month. Source: Facebook
'Chewie' will face court next month. Source: Facebook

The staff member also took out an AVO against him.

He has been granted bail and will front Cooma Local Court on September 6.

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