‘Lando Calrissian’ pleads guilty

Fans worldwide of “The Empire Strikes Back” probably found this story on their listservs, but let’s hope the ones outside Michigan don’t mistake Saginaw for Cloud City.

In a story that sports the headline “Saginaw man who shares name with Star Wars character pleads guilty to shooting teen,” The Saginaw News reported that

Lando Calrissian Young could spend about six more months in jail for a 2006 shooting of a Freeland teen.

Young, 25, pleaded guilty Tuesday to assault with intent to commit great bodily harm less than murder.

Young also was known as Orlando Byrd, prosecutors have said. His first and middle names are the same as the Star Wars character Lando Calrissian, played by Billy Dee Williams in two of the series’ films.

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