Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I'm guessing that most of you saw the story yesterday about Jack Osbourne and the mugger. If you didn't, it goes like this. Jack saw a man grabbing a woman's purse off her arm. In addition to Jack, four other people went after the thief and tackled him to the ground where they held him until the cops came.
Now, as each blog and newspaper printed the story, it became more and more exaggerated to the point where it will shortly be that Jack a suicide bomber, raced over, risking his life and in the process saving the city of London or something.
The latest version from News Of The World calls Jack a "daredevil" "hero." Jack, "chased" "wrestled" and "pinned" the thief. Apparently Jack also has world record speed and Jack ran after the mugger like a man possessed. In this latest retelling of the story Jack did all the dangerous stuff himself and only after the thief was down and pinned was anyone brave enough to come help him. While that is really nice and they should probably get the International Kneepads Award, it completely contradicts the official police version of events. In fact, it was actually a London ambulance driver who first tackled the thief to the ground, but then of course if someone admitted that, then Jack's speed would not be world record speed, would not be quite the hero or whatever else.