New Orleans police looking for man in Chewbacca costume who stabbed someone
New Orleans police looking for man in Chewbacca costume who stabbed someone
NOPD released this photo of a stabbing suspect and is asking the public for help.

Emma Discher

The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

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.

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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