Tom Hardy has a history of playing intense characters both on the small screen and in the big-screen. So, I cannot say that I am surprised that Tom Hardy is making headlines this week for chasing down and capturing a young man who stole a moped and they crashed it into a Mercedes in London.

According to reports, a witness described what happened and it is nothing short but epic:

“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.”

After getting captured by Hardy, one witness described the alleged criminal as “in shock”

Another witness said he’s a big Tom Hardy fan and there was no mistaking him. “He looked as mad as he does on telly.”

The thieves were ultimately arrested  “on suspicion of theft and taking a vehicle without consent.”