Daniel Wu's car broken into, actor appeals for leads

LOS ANGELES • Daniel Wu needs help - to track down the culprits who broke into his car.

The actor, who stars in American television series Into The Badlands, made an appeal for leads on his Facebook account on Tuesday after the incident took place in San Francisco.

Posting a video that showed the theft, Wu, 43, wrote: "I parked my car on the corner of Guerrero and Liberty... My car is the black SUV in front of the red Prius on the far left.

"You can see a guy standing there casing my car, then a few seconds later, he proceeds to break the rear glass and grab two bags out of the car.

"If you look to the right, that's me and my friends walking up. If I was five seconds faster, I would have caught him in the act and probably would have put some serious #intothebadlands pain on him.

"If I was a minute or two earlier, I would have driven off none the wiser.

"So if anyone in SF sees a green Toyota Corolla cruising (and staking the area), take a pic of the plate and send it to me."

The American actor, who has appeared in several Hong Kong movies and this year's Tomb Raider that starred Alicia Vikander, also thanked the person who provided him with the video of the theft.

He might now be tempted to get hands-on to better protect his car from criminals.

After all, he has already shown his ability to rebuild a car, which was showcased last year in a motoring trade event in Las Vegas.

"I have a small collection of vintage cars and wanted to redesign a car from the ground up," The Star cited him as saying.

"So, I bought a 45-year-old car, took it apart and re-imagined it as if it was something new," he added.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 14, 2018, with the headline 'Daniel Wu's car broken into, actor appeals for leads'. Print Edition | Subscribe