Darth Vader cleans roadway

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BLACKSBURG, VA (WSLS 10) – Drivers along Route 460 in Blacksburg on Thursday may have noticed a Sith Lord along the median.

Darth Vader adopted a mile-and-a-half stretch through the Adopt-a-Highway program in Blacksburg. He even has a sign to prove it.

Darth Vader, a.k.a. Henry Wakley of Blacksburg, spends most of his time in New Zealand working when he isn’t aboard the Death Star or in Blacksburg.

He’s home in Blacksburg for two weeks so he decided to pick up some trash.

“I like to get out here and dress up because it makes people smile driving by,” Wakey said.”The lack of cleanliness disrupts me.”

Throughout the day, many drivers honked, waved or even stopped by to take a picture.He said it’s a fun way to bring awareness to the environment.

“We need to end this destructive behavior to restore the galaxy,” Wakley said.

He said someone alerted police that Batman was walking along the highway, but police quickly cleared up the confusion that it was actually Darth Vader cleaning up, using the Force for good, not evil.

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