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Jamie Oliver, his wife, and five children have survived a home invasion attempt in London, and he may have had a major hand in making sure the perpetrator got arrested. A spokesman for Scotland Yard described the attempted crime: "At 7.13pm on Tuesday, 4th of September, police were called to reports of an aggressive male attempting to gain entry to residential addresses in N6. The male was apprehended by members of the public and was subsequently detained by police. He was taken to a North London police station where he remains at this time. Officers from Central North Command Unit are investigating."
The spokesman did not name Jamie in the statement, and neither Jamie nor his reps have said anything publicly about the incident as of press time. But one British tabloid has published an anonymous source claiming that Jamie was super hands-on with the thief.
“Jamie went absolutely mad and sprinted after the man down the street before catching up with him and pinning him down to the floor," the source reported to Daily Mirror. "He was then joined by his driver and a handful of neighbours who helped him hold down the burglar until police arrived to arrest him."
While this is unsubstantiated at the moment, Jamie is known for performing heroic deeds in the eleventh hour, like when he recently poured millions of dollars into saving his UK restaurant chain Jamie's Italian two hours before it was set to go into bankruptcy. We'd like to believe he's also fighting crime for the good of his family and community.
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