Darth Vader Claims Land in Ukraine
22 November 2011
KIEV — Welcoming the local authorities’ move to the dark side, Darth Vader has asked for a land plot in the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odessa to park his space ship.
An Odessite dressed as the “Star Wars” villain visited the mayor’s office last week to claim a free land plot citing Ukrainian legislation that grants every citizen the right to own 1,000 sq. meters of land.
“I am Darth Vader, the right hand of Emperor Palpatine,” the man introduced himself to amused policemen. ”Knowing that many [local legislature] deputies and the mayor have switched to the dark side, I have come for a land plot, for my space cruiser.”
Officials accepted the man’s application. “The application has been registered and will be considered,” a spokeswoman for the mayor’s office said. “We are not on the dark side, we are light-side people,” she added.