The actor, who a witness said went "into superhero mode", grabbed the assailant by the scruff of the neck, checked him for weapons before declaring "I caught the c**t", which is just about the most Tom Hardy thing we can imagine. According to The Sun, two men are now facing theft charges.
How the hell did this come to happen? Well apparently Hardy was walking near his home in Richmond, South West London, when two men on a moped jumped a red light at a busy junction and crashed into a £50,000 Mercedes.
Suitably enraged by what he saw, Tom took off when the men tried to escape. Arun Pullen, 22, said: "Tom must have been walking down the road. He went off like a shot in pursuit and looked furious."
He added: "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."
Mr Pullen said he thought Tom even checked the suspect's ID before performing a citizen's arrest before the police arrived.