Did Captain Jack botch a robbery?

Posted on May 6th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

If you've ever heard a story that sounded too cool to be true, chances are, it is.

Take for example, the latest internet rumor gone viral claiming Captain Jack Sparrow Johnny Depp foiled a mugging in Los Angeles after telling a would-be assailant to "back off!"

"It was an extremely scary moment," a source says. "This guy looked off his head. Johnny looked him straight in the eyes and told him to back off. The guy was OK. He looked at Johnny and said, 'I ain't stealing from Captain Jack' and put the bottle down. Johnny gave him a few bucks and told him to straighten up his life."

Awesome story Perez Hilton! But RumorFix has discovered it's completely untrue. One major problem with this tall tale is that Johnny Depp is over in Venice, Italy filming scenes with Angelina Jolie for their upcoming thriller, The Tourist.

We think Johnny is pretty bad ass, but even he can't be in two places at once.

To further smother this tabloid creation, a representative for Depp says the incident “did not happen.”

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