You’ll know Tom Hardy from being that big man who punches people in films. On the screen, he looks rather intimidating – the kind of guy you wouldn’t want to mess with, basically.
But that’s all an act, right? Tom Hardy isn’t actually hard, is he? He couldn’t, I don’t know – chase a moped thief through gardens and over walls before collaring him and waiting for police to arrive, could he?
Well, actually, on Sunday, Tom Hardy chased a moped thief through gardens and over walls before collaring him and waiting for police to arrive.
A witness saw the whole thing, and told The Sun:
“It was mental – like he’d switched to superhero mode in an action movie. Two boys on the nicked moped had jumped a red light and smashed into a car.
“Tom must have been walking down the road. 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.”
And then the best bit: after catching him, Hardy proclaimed “I caught the cunt.”
The whole action sequence started when two suspects had jumped a red light at a junction before crashing into a £50,000 Mercedes, so Tom took after them on foot, bounding over fences and concrete walls. He managed to stop one of them, then checked him for weapons and waited for the police to turn up – just to add insult, he told one onlooker “This little shit nicked something and now he’s got himself a broken leg.”
So basically, the moral of the story is: if you’re going to nick a moped and smash it into a Mercedes, then make sure you do it when Tom Hardy isn’t nearby, cos he’ll fuck you up, Light-Fingers.