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    Star Wars Fan's 'Stupid Mistake' Led to Arrest
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    People dressed as Stormtroopers from the "Star Wars" films at Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center Thursday, July 9, 2015.

    A Star Wars fan is regretting the scheme that got him arrested on charges of impersonating a federal officer while pretending he was an Air Force fugitive-hunter to get into a fantasy convention.

    Utah-resident Jonathan Wall, 29, was indicted Wednesday. He told NBC News he "made a stupid mistake."

    Wall made it into the VIP area of the convention, but was arrested after raising a security guard's suspicions. He was also charged with making a false statement to a federal agent at Salt Lake Comic Con in Salt Lake City, which drew 120,000 devotees of comics, science-fiction and anime.

    "I had this bright idea to tell them I was with the [Air Force Office of Special Investigations] and that we were looking for a certain person," said Wall, an Air Force refrigerator mechanic, in a telephone interview.