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Prisoner changes name to Obi-Wan Kenobi

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I was just reading the paper and noticed this. The world gets stranger everyday :whatever::

Exclusive by Jeremy Armstrong 14/01/2008

A Star Wars-mad prisoner doing life for attempted murder has changed his name to Obi-Wan Kenobi.
The "highly dangerous" inmate, formerly Daniel House, 27, was jailed in 2001 for a savage knife attack on a young woman.
He told doctors he dreamt of committing murder and has been judged a deadly threat to fellow prisoners and warders, who now have to call him Mr Kenobi or Obi-Wan.
An insider at the high-security jail in Wakefield, West Yorks, where "Obi-Wan" is prisoner EB6712, said: "We can't say, 'Stop that, Kenobi.' It's considered discourteous.
"But calling him Mr Kenobi takes a bit of getting used to." An official confirmed the inmate changed his name by deed poll to the film character once played by Alec Guinness.
The official added: "Our guidelines mean he would be called Mr or by his first name."
The inmate, who carried out his "appalling attack" in his home town Yeovil, Somerset, is thought to have Star Wars memorabilia in his cell and is unlikely ever to be released.​
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/2008/01/14/prisoner-changes-name-to-obi-wan-kenobi-89520-20285001/


He sounds more like a Sith to me :o
 
and did the taxpayers pay for the legal name change?
 
A very good point.

Given how the legal system works, I assume so.
 
These aren't the droids you're looking for. I'm sure he just wanted an excuse to say that to one of the guards.
 
These aren't the droids you're looking for. I'm sure he just wanted an excuse to say that to one of the guards.

LOL! Helping me escape will be sufficient *waves hand*.
 
There's a joke about this guy's name change, being incarcerated and 'lightsabers' somewhere in there, but I'm too lazy to make it.
 
There's a joke about this guy's name change, being incarcerated and 'lightsabers' somewhere in there, but I'm too lazy to make it.

I'm sure he felt the force :cwink:
 
the force is strong with this one
 
Do you think he tells new inmates
Wakefield Prison: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.
 
meh, if th guards were intelligent enough, they would just call him ben and not have him live out his sick nature since ben is a short term for obi-wan.
 
And the next time someone tries to prison-rape him he'll say


"If you do this, you'll make me more powerful than you can possibly imagine."
 
And the next time someone tries to prison-rape him he'll say


"If you do this, you'll make me more powerful than you can possibly imagine."

:woot:

'Who's the more foolish -- the fool, or the fool that bums him?' :oldrazz:
 
If I was gonna do it, I'd call myself Yoda and talk backwards to the guards I would :)
 
Guard: Everyone back inside, recreation time is over.

Eggyman: Not if anything to say about it I have.
 

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