Darth Vader CourthouseThe Force is strong with this one, indeed.

Sensing that local authorities had turned to the Dark Side, Darth Vader visited the mayor’s office in the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odessa to ask for a land plot.

It seems an Odessite dressed as the popular Sith lord walked into the local courthouse to claim a free land plot citing Ukrainian legislation which grants every citizen the right to own 1,000 square meters of land.

His visit was prompted by a decision by local authorities to grant attractive land plots along the sea coast to a group of people for free, prompting public concerns about corruption, according to local media.

The mayor’s office has since said the move was an error, but has not yet rectified it.

“I am Darth Vader, the right hand of Emperor Palpatine,” the man said to the policemen as he entered the facility.

“…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.”

Officials finally accepted Lord Vader’s application after he showed them his passport and removed his helmet.

“The application has been registered and will be considered,” said a spokeswoman for the mayor’s office.

“We are not on the dark side, we are light-side people,” she added.

Check it out in the video above.