“It’s hard to believe that Woody Harrelson, the actor who played a sociopath in ‘Natural Born Killers’ and smashed zombie heads in ‘Zombieland’ once feared for his life after being held up at gunpoint,” foxnews.com reports. Yes. Yes it is hard to believe. Here’s his story:
The two-time Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner said he was walking to his brand new Porsche, a gift he’d treated himself to just after getting his breakout role on “Cheers,” when he was confronted by a robber who put a gun to his head asking for money and the keys to his new car.
“A guy came up and robbed me,” Harrelson told The Hollywood Reporter. “Put a gun to my head. That was really an uncomfortable night.”
Harrelson, who was only 23 at the time, wasn’t able to find the car keys. The man said he was going to count to five and needed the keys before he got there.
“He got to four and I said, ‘I’m going to die now,'” said Harrelson.
Fortunately, someone entered the garage and scared the man away.
They say that truth is stranger than fiction, but this sounds a lot like fiction to me. In any case, Mr. Harrelson is pro-gun. So where was his gun? Assuming this took place in California, there’s your answer.
Of course, it behooves me to say that if someone holds a gun to your head, that may not be the best time to draw your firearm. The best time to do that is before he puts a gun to your head.
Situational awareness people. Situational awareness.