Johnny Depp Thwarts a Mugging to Officially Become Coolest Guy Ever

As if we really needed another reason to admire Johnny Depp, now he’s a crime-fighter too.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star recently fended off a mugging in Los Angeles as he left a recording studio with Stephen Jones of the British band Babybird, with whom the actor had just finished recording a guitar solo.

The two were exiting the session when Jones was accosted by a bottle-wielding thug demanding money, only to be saved by Depp’s cool-headed bravery. As a friend of Jones’ tells the story,

“It was an extremely scary moment. This guy looked off his head. Johnny looked him straight in the eyes and told him to back off.”

Luckily, Depp’s steely-nerved warning convinced the would-be assailant to back off. Or maybe  it was just that he’s a big fan; according to Jones’ pal,

“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.”

Not only stopping a crime, but helping out the would-be criminal on top of it? Can we just nominate Depp for sainthood already?

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