Woody Harrelson Robbed At Gunpoint: It Should Have Been a Defensive Gun Use

“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.


  1. avatar Larry says:

    Rule #1 have a gun
    Rule #18 limber up

    1. avatar anonymoose says:

      Tallahassee learned #18 the hard way…

    2. avatar Bitchnuts says:

      Don’t forget

      Double Tap
      Seat Belts
      Beware of Bathrooms

    3. avatar Ebby123 says:

      Needs more Cardio.

    4. avatar Klaus says:

      This really has nothing to do with anything, but a little sunscreen never hurt anybody.

  2. avatar KMc says:

    You can do anything you want to a man, but do not f___ with his Cadillac!
    Oops, wrong ride.

  3. avatar LKB says:

    Considering that Woody Harrelson’s daddy was a contract killer who assassinated a United States federal judge (John Wood) at the behest of a Mexican drug lord, one would think Woody would know better.

    And no, I’m not kidding. Look it up.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      Yup, daddy took not one but three collars for murder, with two convictions.

    2. avatar uncommon_sense says:


      Woody Harrelson’s father is concrete evidence of at least one incident where someone exercised coercion over a federal government employee in a key position. Can you imagine how many more such cases have happened and are ongoing that we do not know about?

      It is enough to make me wonder if all of the key positions in the federal government — and thus the entire federal government — is compromised.

      Seriously, think about it. How hard would it be for an entity with $4 million dollars at its disposal (whether that entity is a foreign government or business tycoon) to have an assassin send a crystal clear message to any key government employee? I don’t care who that government employee is, if a skilled assassin has a $2 million dollar operation budget and 12 months to put together a plan and execute it, that assassin will succeed.

      Now, sweeten the deal with an offer for a $2 million bribe immediately following the assassin’s crystal clear message that “I can get you if I want” … and who isn’t going to take the bribe and keep their mouth shut?

      Of course this scales up rather nicely. If an entity has $40 million at their disposal, they can “own” 10 key government positions. And after that entity delivers enough “messages”, their reputation will proceed them and their assassin won’t even have to deliver a “message” to future government positions … instead only having to offer the $2 million bribe. (Only having to offer the $2 million bribe means the entity who sent the assassin no longer has to spend an additional $2 million for the assassin to develop a plan and execute it to deliver their “message”.) Thus, an entity with a spare $200 million could easily “own” 100 key federal government positions … after spending the first $40 million on the first 20 key positions.

      1. avatar kenneth says:

        That is exactly the method used to control the political parties in today’s USSA. They call it; Both carrot AND stick…

        1. avatar Five says:

          So, which Supreme Court Justice was it that had his island vacation home broken into, I think while he or family was there? Wasn’t it Justice Roberts?

      2. avatar kenneth says:

        Its even a comedy routine;
        And funny too… 🙂

  4. avatar TexanHawk says:

    How many people know his estranged father was tried for three murders; acquitted of the first, convicted as an accomplice on the second, and put away for life for the murder of a Federal Judge on the third. Died in custody at a Supermax in Fremont, CO in 2007.

    —edited —
    Well, not as obscure as I thought. y’all beat me to the post.

    1. avatar Bitchnuts says:

      And, as if that isn’t enough, in a standoff with police he claimed responsibility for the assassination of JFK (though he later suggested he was bluffing to save his life).

  5. avatar former water walker says:

    Oh give Woody a break…he was probably high tokin’ on a joint. At least he didn’t pizz and moan when this went on years ago. And parking garages are hyper dangerous places.

  6. avatar uncle_pickle says:

    Walking back to his car, but couldn’t find his keys?

    It sounds like Mr. Woody was about to drive home drunk as a hockey player who just won the Stanley Cup.

  7. avatar California Richard says:

    A TV tough guy who rolls over when someone shoves a gun his face? NO!!! My world is shattered!! President Martin Sheen and VP Glen Close need to get director of the CIA Han Solo (or was it admiral darth vader’s voice?) to send pro assassin Matt Damon to do something about this!!!!!!

    1. avatar Mister Fister says:

      “MAATTT DAMON!!!”

      – Matt Damon

  8. avatar strych9 says:

    I would point out that if the age cited here is correct that would be 30 some years ago. Didn’t Californians have some freedom back then or has that place been a complete commie state since before I was born?

    1. avatar Bitchnuts says:

      It is also fair to point out that in Los Angeles County (and many other counties in California) celebrities get special treatment if they want to exercise their 2nd amendment rights.

      1. avatar Mark N. says:

        Newly minted TV stars, not so much. And one with his family history? Gimme a break! Today would be different–he’s a big star now.

  9. avatar Joe in San Antonio says:

    More like shit happens. If someone has the drop on you not much you can do. Even with good SA a well placed determined bad guy can still gain the advantage, not to discount being prepared

    1. avatar Buzz Word says:

      Quite right. The only solution is to alter your lifestyle such that a perp never gets the drop on you. That’s a tall order which requires advanced defensive tactics and restrictive lifestyle changes.

    2. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Hand him the keys, when he turns to get in, shoot him in the back, then get in and drive away.

  10. avatar Mauserman says:

    “In any case, Mr. Harrelson is pro-gun.”

    Izzatso! Corroboration??

    1. avatar kenneth says:

      I wasn’t asked, but I live to corroborate…
      “With ‘Hunger Games,’ it’s about people rising up to fight against a corrupt government that controls them.”
      Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/w/woody_harrelson_2.html
      The last isn’t exactly on guns, but if he’s good enough for Willy Nelson…. well, just how gun control can he be?

      1. avatar Mauserman says:

        Sorry, nothing corroborative in all that. Reading other responses, I cannot see any reason why anyone would call him a gun rights supporter. Where is there any such indication?

  11. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

    cheers, fucker.
    zombieland, ok. hard to get past a late night talk show where he acts like a ding dong. his interviews were pure arrogance, along the lines of jason alexander.

  12. avatar JJ48 says:

    Was he pro-gun at the time?

  13. avatar Buzz Word says:

    It is not possible for most civilians to maintain constant situational awareness when out and about.. criminals know that and simply wait until their victim lets his guard down. Civilians, therefore, need to apply a more advanced level of defensive tactics to counter this reality. This involves reduced exposure to any possible criminal approach.. that’s a life-altering commitment most of us are not willing to make. The very rich know what I’m talking about here—they know that one slip-up could be ‘curtains’ for them!

    1. avatar Eric in Oregon says:

      Yeah, see… what you’re talking about there is “Situational awareness” and it’s not a huge commitment.

      1. avatar kenneth says:

        “It is not possible for most civilians to maintain constant situational awareness”
        See, what he means here is; “It is not possible for ME to maintain my SA while…”
        Fixed it.

  14. avatar pdgoblue25 says:

    Agree with the last paragraph, if the guy already has the drop you then it would be pretty ill advised to pull. To me that’s just asking to get shot.

  15. avatar kenneth says:

    “Mr. Harrelson is pro-gun. So where was his gun?”
    He was probably a gun hater back then. Remember; a gun hater is only a person who has NOT been mugged…yet. After that, they like to become gun owners.
    This incident might well be the reason that he is a gun rights supporter today. And being a holyweird celeb that stance must be very difficult for him too. Ever wonder how much that costs him, even just in holyweird snowflakes talking behind his back alone?

  16. avatar Pete says:

    Yeah, of course he’s pro gun now.

  17. avatar Fred Frendly says:

    Woody Harrelson is a self described “anarchist” who loves Obama and Hillary. LOL that he “supports gun rights.”

    Just another overpaid leftist Hollyweird freak who hates America.

    Come on people, basic google searches. Just because these snobs wave guns around in their gore fest movies doesnt mean they want you to have them.

  18. avatar RickP says:

    I call B.S.! He’s made it up. More “fake news”.

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