Tom Hardy Chased Down & Performed A Citizen's Arrest On A Moped Thief Because He's A Superhero IRL

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Tom Hardy may be known for playing villains and criminals on the big screen, but he's a bona fide superhero in real life.

Case in point: While in London this week, the 39-year-old actor dramatically chased down a runaway moped thief after the man crashed the stolen vehicle into a Mercedes.

Hardy bounded through gardens and across a building site before grabbing the man by the neck, pinning him down, patting him for weapons, and declaring, "I caught the c***," a witness said.

According to The Sun, Hardy later performed a citizen's arrest on the man, who is now facing charges in connection to the theft along with one other suspect.

One guy who witnessed the chase couldn't believe what he saw.

"Tom must have been walking down the road," said bystander Arun Pullen. "He went off like a shot in pursuit and looked furious. If the kid had been dumb enough to resist I reckon Tom would have given him a good hiding."

"The kid looked wrecked and in shock," Pullen continued. "Tom Hardy’s clearly not a man you’d mess with. I think he even checked the kid’s ID before cops took over."

Added Pullen's girlfriend, Kalisha: "I’m a big Tom Hardy fan and there was no mistaking him. He looked as mad as he does on telly."

Hmm, so all we need to do to get Tom Hardy to chase us and pin us down is steal a moped? Noted. 😜

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HALEY HENSCHEL

Haley is a writer, editor, and illustrator from Wisconsin, so please don't serve her an Old Fashioned unless it contains brandy. Outside of work, you'll find her aquascaping, getting bossed around by her bird, or planning another trip to Australia. She currently lives in Chicago, where she's having a hard time adjusting to the whole "no ketchup on hot dogs" thing. Feel free to send your pizza recs/Kardashian konspiracies her way. Currently reading: The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion.

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