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Jake Gyllenhaal Stole Swimming Trunks and Walked Out of Store With It

November 22, 2010 04:43:08 GMT

The actor admits that he risked an arrest during a teenage shopping dare as he agreed to walk out of the store wearing nothing but the skimpy pants he stole.


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Actor Jake Gyllenhaal had an early run in with the law as a young teenager after he was dared to steal a pair of swimming trunks and walk out of the store wearing nothing but the skimpy pants. The "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time" star admits he was just 16 when he rose to the "exciting" challenge, despite the chance of being arrested for the stunt.

He tells the New York Daily News, "I was with my best friend at the time and he would always dare me to do things - I guess my natural sense of performance would come out. We were in the Beverly Center just near Hollywood and walked by the Speedo store, and he said, 'I dare you to go in there, put on a Speedo in the dressing room and walk out to see if they follow you. No clothes'."

"I was tackled by security guards as the alarm went off, but I just kept walking and walking, right down through the marble hall. It was pretty exciting."


 




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