He is known for his mysterious, laconic performances in films such as Mad Max, Inception and The Revenant. And then of course also his villainous masterclasses in Legend and The Dark Knight Rises. However, today Tom Hardy looked like he ‘switched into superhero mode’ according to witnesses as he apprehended a suspected moped thief.
According eye-witness reports, Hardy snapped into action much like he would in one of films, chasing the suspected criminal through gardens and a building site in Richmond, southwest London. Once catching up with the thief, he collared him, checked him for weapons, performed a citizen’s arrest and waited to hand him over to the police.
One witness told The Sun after triumphantly catching the suspected thief announced, “I caught the c***.”
The witness continued, “I asked Tom what happened and he told me he chased him through my back garden and caught him around the block — but the route was like an assault course.”
Another witness said Hardy told him, “This little s*** nicked something and now he’s got himself a broken leg.”
Apparently the chase was initiated after two men skipped a red light at a junction and then crashed the suspected stolen moped into a £50,0000 Mercedes near to Hardy’s home in Richmond.
With thanks to Hardy, two suspects have been arrested in connection the theft.
Of course, Twitter has reacted excellently to the news of Tom Hardy’s unbelievable good deed:
Tempted to go and commit a crime near where Tom Hardy lives just so he can call me a cunt and wrestle me to the ground.
— Rachel Hawkins (@ourrachblogs) April 25, 2017
The next Tom Hardy CBeebies bedtime story…
…And then I chased him down and I caught the c**t…. Sleep tight kids. pic.twitter.com/7EiiBd3GHD
— Scott Wiles (@Scott_W88) April 25, 2017
— PCSO Darren Bainton (@HPMidHolderness) April 25, 2017
— Richard Parsons (@glosmagician) April 25, 2017
I need to steal a moped 🏍 to get Tom Hardy chasing me, I can do that 😂😂
— tracy jones✌🏼️ (@tracyjones129) April 25, 2017
If Tom Hardy is chasing down criminals and pinning them down, my criminal record is about to get awfully dirty
— Kayleigh Smith (@kayysmith_x) April 25, 2017
I would nick a moped if it meant getting chased by Tom Hardy
— Nikki Clarke (@clarke442) April 25, 2017
Tom Hardy chasing down a moped thief just around the corner from where I used to work in Richmond 👍🏻👏
— Nick Wilkins (@Nickeleven) April 25, 2017
If Tom Hardy catching criminals in real life doesn't prove that he should be the next James Bond I don't know what will!
— Don Vibes 👑 (@DelDiablo007) April 25, 2017
Tom Hardy loves dogs, reads stories to children, gets all Brando on the gogglebox and gives moped thieves kick-ass moves. Total #bosslife
— Growler (@Growltweets) April 25, 2017