After Odessa city authorities okayed an initiative to parcel out land by the Black Sea to citizens, Darth Vader trotted down to the mayor's office to capitalize on this opportunity to expand the Empire. Explains Reuters:

An Odessite dressed as the Star Wars villain visited the mayor's office [last] week to claim a free land plot citing Ukrainian legislation which grants every citizen the right to own 1,000 square meters of land [...] "I am Darth Vader, the right hand of Emperor Palpatine," the man introduced himself to amused policemen [...] "...Knowing that many (local legislature) deputies and the mayor have switched to the dark side... I have come for a land plot... for my space cruiser."

According to the public servants interviewed, Darth Vader's application is currently being reviewed. Even telekinetic despots are no match for bureaucracy.

[Via Fortean]