September 09, 2011 15:52:23 GMT
A jewelry store clerk summoned the owner when the actor came under disguise and with two burly men in tow.
Leonardo DiCaprio may try to go beyond the radar but the plan almost backfired. The "Catch Me If You Can" star was mistaken for a robber in a jewelry shop in Sydney, Australia when he went under the hood and tagged along two of his bulky bodyguards.
Per TMZ, The Family Jewels shop clerk named Linda panicked when two men walked into the store and then stood guard at the door. A man, wearing hoodie, cap and dark sunglasses, followed. Linda's intuition said she was about to be robbed so she fetched a customer to go next door and call the store's owner.
But the tension soon melted as the owner recognized the face. The American actor came with the intention to buy a Nepalese antique necklace set with lapis lazuli and coral, worth $1,600. But before he could purchase it, he had to leave the store because his car was blocking the traffic. He promised to come back and buy the piece.