Johnny Depp's Star Power Stops Mugger

Would you really want to steal from 'Captain Jack'?
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2010 9:02 AM CDT
Johnny Depp waves during a ceremony in which he was awarded with the Bahamas International Film Festival Career Achievement Award in Nassau, Bahamas, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009.   (AP Photo/Tim Aylen)
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(Newser) – Johnny Depp: Just as swoon-worthy in real life as he is in the movies, at least according to the British tabloids. As the actor was leaving an LA recording studio with a friend, said friend got approached by a man brandishing a broken bottle. Hero-of-the-day Johnny looked the mugger “straight in the eyes and told him to back off,” a source tells the Sun. The would-be criminal recognized Depp and backed off.

“He looked at Johnny and said, 'I ain't stealing from Captain Jack' and put the bottle down,” the source says. “Johnny gave him a few bucks and told him to straighten up his life.”

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