Comedian Russell Peters Helps Take Down Attempted Jewelry Thief in NYC | TMZ

Comedian Russell Peters got involved in a serious situation at a jewelry shop, when he hopped to action and helped take down a wannabe thief … and it's all on the security footage.


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  1. LOL. Russell Peters gots some balls!! hahahaha He’s one of the few doing anything while there’s tons of people watching.

    • Russell Peters apparently was good friends with the store owner so he stepped in to help his friend – good one Russell

    • Trying to be funny ? Nothing shows that he was going easy on the guy. What is the joke here ? Trying to minimize anybody who gets involve ? What’s your thing troll ?

  2. If one of those people had shoved their thumb directly into his eyeball I can almost guarantee it would have instantly taken the fight out of him. You don’t know pain till there’s a thumb an inch into you eye.

    • Chuck Chukwood good tip, especially for females or people with a size disadvantage, it can permanently mess up your vision though which would be useful in a life or death situation, but I think they did a good job without having to harm the perp.

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