Published Jul 18, 2017Best known for playing the title role in the multi-billion dollar Harry Potter film franchise, Daniel Radcliffe knows a thing or two about muggles. But over the weekend, it seems the Boy Who Lived put his onscreen heroics to the test during a real life mugging.
Radcliffe reportedly came to the aid of a robbery victim in London on Friday night (July 14). Witnesses report that two men on a moped targeted a middle-aged man on King's Road in Chelsea, stealing his Louis Vuitton bag and leaving him with a facial injury.
Former police officer David Videcette told the Evening Standard that he was driving in the area, saw the two perpetrators behaving suspiciously and tried to prevent the attack. After seeing them pull a knife, Videcette tried to stop the moped using his car, but the pair sped off through a red light. When he returned to the scene, he found none other than Radcliffe consoling the victim.
"It was a bit of the surreal moment," he recounted. "I said 'You're Daniel Radcliffe' and he replied, 'I am.'"
Videcette added, "He was a really nice bloke, a lot of stars wouldn't have stopped to help."
The actor's spokesperson confirmed today (July 18) that Radcliffe was present during the incident, but called it "a police matter" and gave no further details.
Radcliffe isn't the only British film star trying to keep the streets of London safe — earlier this year, Tom Hardy chased down a pair of moped thieves himself.