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New Orleans police are searching for an unusual subject: Chewbacca.
Police say a street performer, dressed as the Star Wars character Chewbacca, got into a disagreement with someone in the 700 block of Toulouse Street around 8:50 p.m. Saturday. The man in costume stabbed the victim.
The performer’s costume head came off during the fight, a witness told police. The suspect appeared to be a man, possibly in his 20s, police say.
NOPD investigators released an image of the performer with the costume head still on. They are trying to identify him.
#NOPD looking for street performer who wears a Star Wars Chewbacca costume, believed to be unknown black male in his 20s. Subject is suspected of stabbing victim w/knife during altercation on April 24. Call 504-658-6080 or @Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 with any information. pic.twitter.com/J1juCJzZAd— NOPD (@NOPDNews) April 26, 2021
The condition of the victim was not released.
Police ask anyone with additional information to contact NOPD Eighth District detectives at (504) 658-6080 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at (504) 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.
The stabbing was one of multiple violent incidents in the French Quarter this weekend. Five people were injured in a Saturday morning shooting. Another person was injured in a shooting on Sunday.
French Quarter residents on Saturday passed a sales tax to fund more police patrols in the area.
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