Life imitates art. Totally true. Absolutely. One hundred percent. Without a speck of doubt. But how’s that? There are often things that happen for real, which would otherwise suit only a movie script. And one learnt of this as recently as a few hours ago. For someone who excelled in the spy series Mission Impossible by stealing delicate objects and sensitive state secrets, in the guise of Ethan Hunt, his famous on-screen avatar, it’s a bit bizarre to note that actor Tom Cruise got a few of his own belongings stolen very recently. And that’s not all.
The fact that things got stolen clandestinely from Tom Cruise’ possession whilst the Syracuse-born super star and Hollywood legend was filming on the sets of Mission Impossible’s next release, things sound rather uncanny and strange.
Do they not?
But what actually happened? Where exactly was the famous superstar and screen legend Tom Cruise, a man behind such grand accolades like Cocktail, The Colour of Money, Top Gun and many more? And more importantly, has there been a trail established to nab the actual thief or thieves behind this occurrence?
As a matter of fact, while a lot of details about the exact whereabouts the thieves haven’t yet been figured, what has been, happens to be astonishing but only since, it’s a bit of a given that when you steal from a big Hollywood celebrity like Tom Cruise, you won’t obviously end up nabbing average stuff and that your ‘grab’ can run into valuation of tens of thousands of dollars or pounds. Isn’t it?
The following are the key excerpts from a news story published on the Indian Express and it’s worthwhile to note the following:
The BMW X7 was stolen outside Birmingham Grand Hotel, while the actor was shooting for the seventh installment of the popular action-spy franchise. While the car was recovered, Tom has been particularly incensed about the incident, according to reports. The theft came to light after the actor’s bodyguard noticed that the vehicle was missing from its parking space on Wednesday.
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The 59-year-old actor was described to be ‘hopping mad’ when he heard about the crime. According to The Sun, the criminals left with the car, using a scanner to clone the signal from the luxury car’s keyless ignition fob. The vehicle was parked outside the hotel at the time of the theft. The source also added that the police recovered the vehicle as it was equipped with an electronic tracking device. However, Tom’s belongings inside the BMW were stolen and have not been found yet. “It’s a huge embarrassment for the security team and the guy who had been driving it was hopping mad — but not as mad as Tom,” the source said.
The above told, a thing can be said for certain- that surely, the “Cruise Control,” was nowhere to be spotted on this occasion. To lose a car as expensive and salubrious as a BMW high utility item is no tiny loss by any stretch of the imagination. It must have done Tom Cruise some emotional damage.