The Strokes may be fairly chill when it comes to the kind of music they play, but not – apparently – when it comes to being pickpocketed.
One would-be thief has learned this lesson the hard way after attempting to snatch a wallet from guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.’s wife.
When he was quizzed by a fan on Twitter about what exactly went down, Hammond Jr. replied with this vague missive:
However, a more accurate description would be that the guitarist went full-blown apeshit on the attempted fleecer, unleashing a can of McBain-grade whoop-ass.
As Rip It Up reports, a video of the biff has since surfaced online, in which Hammond Jr. and co seem to be heard giving a play-by-play of the events as they unfolded.
“Oh wow! I did get angry, didn’t I?!” says – who we think is – Hammond Jr., as his televisual counterpart lays the smackdown on the sticky-fingered assailant.
Check it out below, AND catch AHJ – who may or may not also secretly be Batman – when he comes to Australia for a solo tour in February of 2016.
Watch: Albert Hammond, Jr. Lashes out at Pickpocket