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Jonny Lee Miller

I Fight Crime

On and Off Screen!

5/26/2012 11:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Jonny Lee Miller is taking his new gig as TV's Sherlock Holmes seriously ... 'cause he took it upon himself to fight some crime in L.A. on Friday ... and WON!!!

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the "Elementary" star noticed some guy messing with his mailbox and decided to take matters into his own hands, by chasing the dude down.

Highly trained to "act" like he fights crime, we're told Miller confronted the mail thief -- the two exchanged nasty words, then an actual scuffle broke out as Miller tried to stop the guy from stealing other people's mail.

Sources tell us  Miller called 911 while still exchanging blows with the alleged criminal ... and when the cops arrived, they arrested the man on the spot for mail theft and recovered the stolen mail.

Score one for Sherlock.

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My Big Salami    

What can you possibly steal from a mailbox these days?...The Penny Saver Coupon Book?....

882 days ago
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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

Considering mail theft is a federal offense, this perp is in real trouble.

882 days ago
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DaveT    

"...and I would have gotten away with it, too, if it hadn't been for you meddling kids!"

882 days ago
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jeff    

"Maybe he was trying to steal people's bills so he could secretly pay them himself for his own gratification."

882 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

"Sources tell us Miller called 911 while still exchanging blows with the alleged criminal ..."


Yeah...right. It seems we have a new superhero on the block.

882 days ago
6.

madhat42    

That's what you get when you **** with Zero Cool.

882 days ago
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Mary    

Good for Jonny!
All it takes for crime to run rampant is for good men to do nothing. This seems like the act of a good and brave man.

882 days ago
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Barb    

Continue to call him Jonny Lee just don't call him "Sherlock" - that belongs to Benedict ***berbatch.
In the preview we've seen it looks like he should of been called James Holmes.

882 days ago
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Telstar    

The thief's lucky he ran into Sick Boy and not Begbie.

882 days ago
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hollyhoodman    

Oh no someone stealing burger king coupons!!! Miller mofo to the rescue! Put down the coupons sir, they are not yours. But i'm hungry and homeless Want a Beatdown dude? Put them down now! Make me. Lol

882 days ago
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Bridget    

Good for Jonny. I liked him on "Eli Stone" Silly show, but kinda fun.

It's cool he doesn't seem to try to ride ex wife(for those who didn't know) Angelina Jolie's coat tails as far as I have heard.

881 days ago
12.

Adam    

Hack The Planet!!!!!!!!!!!!

881 days ago
13.

dave    

Good for him!!

226 days ago

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