George Clooney mugged at gunpoint

George ClooneyGeorge Clooney says he was mugged at gunpoint while traveling through Sudan recently. The 46-year-old actor says he was at a checkpoint when he was suddenly surrounded by armed thieves. “There were all these young kids with AK47s,” Clooney told British men’s magazine Zoo Weekly. “They pointed guns at us and stole what they could. It happens all the time.” The criminals didn’t seem to know who Clooney was, because, as the actor joked, “They don’t have great TV out there.” Clooney was in the region as part of his duties as an official U.N. peace envoy.

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  1. Dave • April 4, 2008 @ 1:29 PM

    The criminals didnt seem to know who Clooney was, because, as the actor joked, They dont have great TV out there.

    don’t they watch old Facts of Life re-runs?

  2. browny • April 4, 2008 @ 7:25 PM

    I’m surprised he wasn’t employing children with ak47s to protect him.

  3. Beast • April 4, 2008 @ 8:01 PM

    Child soilders is a huge problem all over the world. This is one of the countrys were it is.

  4. tributegirl • April 5, 2008 @ 3:27 PM

    If you go to places like this, you unfortunately have to expect this kind of stuff. It’s so sad the way these little kids are growing up, being taught to be evil and violent.

  5. Anonymous • April 7, 2008 @ 10:35 PM

    Yeah, it’s so different than here where we just give kid’s video games where they can kill and maim. Not to worry though, the victims get up to fight another day.

    Or the gangs who shoot and kill one another over drug territories; who cares if an innocent bystander gets hurt or killed in the crossfire.

    Violence and evil has no global location; it’s a universal problem.

  6. Nancy • April 8, 2008 @ 7:13 AM

    Yes, I can see both of your points. Oh, just a second….I just have to strap my son’s AK47 over his shoulder before he leaves for school!!

  7. Anonymous • April 8, 2008 @ 8:57 PM

    Don’t forget the bullets; it’s useless without them.

    And while you’re at it, strap sheathed knife to his ankle just in case a Harry Potter gang member is able to wrestle the AK47 from his hands. You don’t want him to be defenseless!

  8. Nancy • April 8, 2008 @ 9:27 PM

    Yeah, you’re right! I better throw a couple of grenades in his backpack too. Ya just never know!!

  9. Anonymous • April 9, 2008 @ 9:46 PM

    You know the old saying “the best defence is a good offence” and nothing is more offensive than a damp paper bag with a load of doggy poop in it. It’s probably even more effective that the grenade.


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