The Rock can add one more credit to his already impressive resume—crime fighter.
While filming a scene in Hackney, East London for the next Fast and Furious movie Dwayne Johnson apparently embraced the role he was playing by fending off some burglars who were trying to break into some vans near where they were filming.
Here is what a source told The Sun about the Great One scaring off the criminals.
It was so funny. The Rock looked like an action hero because he had his flak jacket on and an FBI badge in his hand. All of a sudden there was loads of gunfire and this giant dressed as a copper was about to mow them down. The lads jumped out of their skin and scarpered down the canal path and left the crew in peace.
Apparently it helps to be filming a scene as a Federal agent when you are going to stop a group of criminals as Rocky was decked out in F.B.I. attire.
It is no surprise The Rock was able to scare these men off. He is an imposing figure even without a fake badge and flak jacket.
He is 6'5" and well over 250 pounds of muscle. Not a lot of people would see someone like that barreling down on them and not turn tail to run like crazy.
This further solidifies Rocky as one of the coolest people on the planet, and he joins LL Cool J in the "kick-ass club" after the latter punched out a burglar invading his home recently.
The last year has seen Rocky find success in a return to the ring, have great success at the box office and now he has stopped some burglars from stealing some vans.
Can anyone be a more true-to-life definition of the word "badass" than The Rock?
Rocky is set to return to WWE at the Royal Rumble in 2013 to challenge whomever the WWE Champion is at the time, but until then he will be filming his movie and possibly fighting crime with a cape and plucky sidekick.
I nominate The Hurricane to accompany Rocky on location to help prevent more crime in the future.