AceShowbiz - Hugh Grant is hoping to get the public's aid in his quest to recover his stolen script. On Sunday night, January 13, the "Four Weddings and a Funeral" star turned to Twitter to ask for assistance in tracking down a crook who broke into his car and took away his bag.
"In the unlikely chance that anyone knows who broke into my car tonight and stole my bag, please try and persuade them to at least return my script," the 58-year-old actor tweeted. "Many weeks worth of notes and ideas. And perhaps my children's medical cards." In the post, he also noted Coach Films in Ealing, West London as the address for the returning of the items.
In the unlikely chance that anyone knows who broke into my car tonight and stole my bag, please try and persuade them to at least return my script. Many weeks worth of notes and ideas. And perhaps my children’s medical cards. Coach Films ,Ealing St Mary's Ealing Green W5 5EN*— Hugh Grant (@HackedOffHugh) 13 Januari 2019
Grant's tweet didn't immediately alerted the police, but it did catch the attention of other celebrities. English comedian David Baddiel tried to make light of the situation by jokingly replied that he was the one who stole the BAFTA winner's script. "I'm sorry. I've had very bad writer's block," he tweeted.
I'm sorry. I've had very bad writer's block.— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) 13 Januari 2019
Former English cricketer Kevin Pietersen took a different route in his reaction. He angrily tweeted, "Bastards! Our street being invaded by scumbags?!" Meanwhile, former Australian footballer and coach, Graham Cornes, expressed his sympathy by writing back, "Inexcusable but there is that old saying: 'Never leave anything in the car that can't live without' Good luck but not much help from Oz."
Bastards! Our street being invaded by scumbags?!— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) 14 Januari 2019
Inexcusable but there is that old saying: "Never leave anything in the car that you can't live without" Good luck but not much help from Oz.— Graham Cornes (@Cornesy12) 14 Januari 2019
Grant was not the first celebrity making use of his social media account to track down personal items. In late November 2018, Mark Ruffalo posted a tweet to ask for his followers' help in locating his backpack, which he accidentally left in a New York City cab.
"New Yorkers that I love so much, please help me find my backpack...," the "Avengers: Infinity War" actor at the time tweeted. He offered details of his missing bag along with a photo of the similar carry-on, as well as a promise of reward to the founder. Less than 24 hours later, he got his stuff back and thanked fans for the help.