It should be pretty obvious by now that Tom Hardy isn't acting like a badass in movies like Mad Max and The Dark Knight Rises- he's a real life badass who also happens to be a really good actor.
So when he's in London and some punks try to make off with a stolen motorcycle Tom doesn't just stand and watch, he switches into action hero mode and helps apprehend the perps.
Cops in Richmond, south-west London report Tom helped nab two teens who crashed the bike they stole into a car, and “He looked as mad as he does on telly" while wrapping up the perps:
The two suspected thieves were 16 years old and crashed the bike into a car, apparently earning the attention of Hardy according to The Independent and The Sun.
The Hollywood star looked like he “switched into superhero mode” as he collared the man before checking him for weapons after the chase near his home in Richmond, south-west London, an onlooker told The Sun.
According to the newspaper, Hardy explained “I caught the c***t” shortly after finding the man.
The BBC quotes witness Arun Pullen in their take on the events, providing a clearer picture of how things went down:
“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.”
“Tom Hardy’s clearly not a man you’d mess with,” Pullen continued. “I think he even checked the kid’s ID before cops took over . . . If the kid had been dumb enough to resist I reckon Tom would have given him a good hiding.”