Tom Hardy is one of the best action heroes in Hollywood today. The man looks like a mean machine, stunting his way to higher cinema glory. I mean, who can forget his insanely rugged role in Mad Max: Fury Road?
They say that even acting comes from a real place within. Well, that’s totally believable considering how Hardy saved the day when he could’ve totally not been bothered and carried on with being a celebrity. Clearly, he couldn’t just stand and watch a crime unfold right before his eyes.
So, this is what happened.
Two teenagers decided to try their luck with someone else’s motorbike and took off with it in Richmond, southwest London, over the weekend. Now, Hardy also happened to be around in the area. While the thieving kids were trying to get away with their loot, Hardy pounced into action.
How dare they violate the law like that right in front of the mighty Bane? Did they not know what’s coming for them? Apparently not. They sped off with the stolen bike, jumped a red light and crashed into a Mercedes.
This is when Hardy went in for the kill. He started running in the direction of the collapsed vehicle and criminals but one of them managed to get up again and make a run for it.
This didn’t demotivate Hardy. Rather, it pushed him to catch up with the fleeing crook, a task that involved a real action sequence that could’ve easily looked like a shoot for one of his movies. Soon, Hardy was in full-blown superhero mode, hell bent on stopping the escape.
He ran through various sites and properties, jumping over walls and ducking under barricades to take a shorter route and save time. And he finally did it. He caught the goon by the neck and pinned him down. He then dragged the injured juvenile to a bus stop and checked him for any weapons and ID.
A man named Arun Pullen witnessed the entire spectacle as Hardy had crossed his garden sometime in between as well. He said,
“Tom must have been walking down the road. He went off like a shot in pursuit and looked furious. 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.”
“It was mental, like he’d switched to superhero mode in an action movie.”
“Tom Hardy’s clearly not a man you’d mess with.”
Damn. Only someone like Hardy can really pull off a stunt like that. While he caught the dude he was chasing, the cops arrested the other one at the site of the crash. If Hardy wasn’t around, there might have been no culprits in custody at all. Police confirmed the entire incident.
“We can confirm that there were two people on a stolen moped that went through a red light and crashed into another vehicle. The males ran off and one was detained by Tom Hardy.”
So that’s that. The righteous Hardy just won himself serious respect from the people of the world. Even though he comes across as shy in interviews and smiles sweetly all the time, he turns into a raging bull when it comes to wrongdoings. If you’re fucking up, he’s going to buck up and make it his business, as evidenced.
Anyone can chase the bad guys in movies, but not everyone has it in them to face danger and do the real deed. Apparently, the actor has got that on point. You go, Hardy!