Former WWE star a real-life hero after stopping robber in Amsterdam

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Former WWE star Harry "David Hart" Smith became a hero out of the ring this week when he apprehended a robber in Amsterdam, reports the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

David Hart Smith was a fixture in the organization between 2009-2011 where he won the Unified Tag Team Championship alongside partner Tyson Kidd, and it looks like he is still a force to be reckoned with.

Reports describe how the former WWE man, after seeing a man steal a purse from an unsuspecting woman, came to the aid of security guards who were struggling to maintain control.

Coming in at 6' 5" and 250 pounds, Hart Smith was able to put his physical stature to good use as he first took down the thief before putting him in a choke hold.

The choke hold may be utilized in the WWE on a weekly basis but we aren't sure it is in the official police hand book. Irregardless, it was clearly effective with wrestling.com noting that the robber actually started tapping out at one point.

We expect news that LAPD and NYPD forces have decided to employ WWE stars in a new task force any day now.

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