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Jake Lloyd arrested after police chase


Jake Lloyd, the former child actor who portrayed Anakin Skywalker in The Phantom Menace was arrested on 17 June.

Lloyd - who gave his name as Jake Broadbent - was arrested on Wednesday 17 June in Charleston, South Carolina, after a police chase that saw him allegedly podracing at up to 120 mph. According to reports, Lloyd led police on a 25-mile chase which only ended after he ploughed into a tree. He was charged with reckless driving, failing to stop, driving without a licence, and resisting arrest. 

Lisa Lloyd, Jake's mother, has since revealed that her son suffered from schizophrenia and had attacked her in March this year whilst apparently off his medication. 

The actor who is now 26 was just 8 years old when he was cast in the role of a young Anakin Skywalker; a role which he later described as having "turned his life into a living hell". By the time he was 22 he had quit acting altogether.

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