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John Barrowman Is a Kind-Hearted Badass

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?From Wales Online:

Doctor Who and Torchwood star John Barrowman tackled a potential
thief who had ransacked a room and punched a member of staff at the
Glasgow hotel he’s currently staying in.

The 44-year-old is said to have dragged the fleeing teen to the
ground to subdue him, moments after arriving at the hotel from
Newcastle, where he had been at a concert with his parents.

Barrowman stopped the youngster in his tracks after a woman and her
husband had woken to find two boys ransacking their room in the early
hours of Thursday and a hotel worker was punched.

“I grabbed the kid’s ankles, yanked him to the ground and then pulled him out into the hallway. I pinned him down. My tour manager then arrived and the three of us held him down until the police came.”

But the kind hearted TV personality, who married partner Scott Gill
at Cardiff’s St David’s Hotel in 2006, claimed he’d like to offer the
troubled teen a job backstage in his panto at Glasgow’s Scottish
Exhibition and Conference Centre, saying: “It was sad. He was only 14 or
15. I think he was on drugs.

“But I’d like to find out the boy’s story and give him a second chance.”

So to summarize — John Barrowman stopped a crime, captured the thief, then offered him a job. That’s so fantastic I can barely stand it. You know, after that disastrous last season of Torchwood, I’ve come to the conclusion that other than Children of Earth, I don’t even like Torchwood that much — I just like John Barrowman. Someone get him in another sci-fi show, stat. (Via Agent M Loves Tacos)

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