Liam Neeson puts his hero chops to good use as he rescues stray dog from thugs 7 years ago

Liam Neeson puts his hero chops to good use as he rescues stray dog from thugs

"I will find you, and I will kill you" the actor definitely didn't say to the gang...

He's rescued Jews from the Nazis, Gungans from Sith Lords and his daughter from generic European bad guys, and now, in a case of life imitating action-packed art, Liam Neeson has been called into full-blown hero action in New York.

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Well, kind of...

According to Uproxx, the incredible Irishman was "recently walking around Central Park when... he came across a pack of wild YOUTHS “stoning a dog to death.” An eye-witness told the site that:

“Liam charged down a path and confronted three gangbanger wannabe types who were throwing rocks at a stray they’d cornered up against a trash bin. Liam yelled that they’d better stop or he’d knock the crap out of them – but the punks just swaggered up and warned him to mind his own business. In a fury, he warned them to back off fast – or else!”

"Suddenly, the boys retreated as the ringleader told Liam: “Yeah, okay, man…we’re out of here!” Happy he’d backed the creeps off and saved the cowering pooch, Liam was feeling pretty darn good about himself – until he turned and saw a police officer pulling up behind him on a bike. Turns out it was the sight of the approaching cop that had spooked the boys. Liam just shook his head and approached the shivering dog, stroking it while the policeman assessed its injuries – then thanked the star and told him: ‘I’ll take it from here, sir!’”

Ah, our hero. *JOE swoons*

Expect to see the feature-length adaptation of the incident in Irish cinemas in the Summer of 2017. In the meantime, however, why not check out JOE's amazing interview with the Non-Stop star where we asked him absolutely nothing about the incident we've just reported on because it hadn't happened yet.

As for the reason we love Liam Neesons so much? We'll let Key and Peele take it from here...

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