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Virginia Man Dressed as Darth Vader Strikes Back at Highway Trash

The man says says he's disturbed by the amount of garbage along the roadway

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    A man dressed as Darth Vader from "Star Wars" adopted a mile-and-a-half stretch of highway in Virginia so he could pick up trash and keep the area clean. (Published Friday, Sept. 16, 2016)

    A Virginia man troubled by litter along the highway has decided it's time for the empire to strike back.

    NBC affiliate WSLS-TV reports Henry Wakley of Blackburg on Thursday dressed as the Star Wars character Darth Vader while cleaning a stretch of highway that he "adopted" through the Adopt-a-Highway program.

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    Wakley says he's disturbed by the amount of garbage along the roadway, and likes to get out and dress up because it makes people smile as they drive by. As he picked up garbage along a 1.5 mile stretch, many drivers honked, waved or even stopped by to take a picture. 

    Wakley says it's a fun way to bring awareness to the environment.