SUV stolen with Star Wars costume used for charity events inside

EDMONTON – An Evansburg, Alta. teacher is hoping whoever stole his vehicle will have a change of heart. But, it’s not his SUV he desperately wants back; it’s what was inside.

When Brett Watt woke up Friday morning, he realized his 2014 black Toyota 4Runner had been stolen, along with his Boba Fett costume.

Watt is a teacher at Grand Trunk High School, but he’s also part of 501st Legion.

“We do charity events, we do community events, we also do corporate appearances for Lucas Film and for Disney,” Watt explained. “The most recent one that I was supposed to attend was a visit to the Stollery Children’s Hospital.

“There was a young lad there who’s really sick but is a big, big Star Wars fan.”

Watt couldn’t make that appearance because a snowstorm blasted much of central Alberta Monday. He was looking forward to donning the Boba Fett outfit for his next event.

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“I was hoping to wear it to our next event on Dec. 4. Kids with Cancer, they host an annual Christmas gala for kids and families who’ve been touched by that,” said Watt, adding his group has been going every year.

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He estimates the costume is worth between $3,000 and $5,000 U.S. He’s reported the theft to local police, but is hoping someone might spot the SUV in the Evansburg area.

“Do what you want with the vehicle,” said Watt. “I’m more interested in getting the costume back.

“It means a lot to me and it means a lot to the kids who I wear it for.”


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