Chewbacca Prank: Single Mom Subjected to Constant Phone Calls Posing as Star Wars Character
While the Wookie’s gurgling roar is an iconic element of the film franchise, Taylor Paige has long grown tired of the prank.
She doesn’t know why, but her phone number was listed on posters pinned up across Cairns encouraging people to call her and pretend to be the iconic character for a chance to win $100.
Ms Paige, from western Sydney, has no idea who could be behind the prank.
“I’m not too sure, I honestly couldn’t tell you,” she told A Current Affair.
“I really hate Star Wars, I’ve only watched one or two movies…I’m not a Star Wars fan.”
The posters say “Please call in with your best Chewbacca impression…$100 cash reward for best” accompanied by a photo of the famous Wookie and Ms. Paige’s phone number.
The posters say “please call in with your best Chewbacca impression…$100 cash reward for the best”, accompanied by a photo of the famous Wookie and Ms. Paige’s phone number.
Ms Paige revealed she texted the callers asking “who is this?” and they would simply call back to repeat the identity theft.
While recording for the program, Ms. Paige received another prank call, to which she quickly hung up and frustratingly said “every time, all day.”
The prank is eerily similar to one carried out in Cairns by a jilted ex-boyfriend in 2020, urging residents to call his ex-partner a Chewbacca impersonator.
Young mother Taylor Paige (pictured) was bombarded by pranksters posing as Star Wars character Chewbacca.
The couple had been together for three years before the woman ended their relationship after seeing messages proving he was cheating on her.
But her bitter ex decided to get her back for dumping him and put up posters around Cairns challenging people to a roaring Chewbacca competition, with the best print being rewarded $200.
“Someone called and said they thought it might be a joke because they saw (a man) putting up the poster,” the woman told the Cairns Post.
“That hurts me.”